happy

[hap-ee]
adjective, happier, happiest.
1.
delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.
2.
characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind.
3.
favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land.
4.
apt or felicitous, as actions, utterances, or ideas.
5.
obsessed by or quick to use the item indicated (usually used in combination): a trigger-happy gangster. Everybody is gadget-happy these days.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see hap1, -y1

overhappy, adjective
quasi-happy, adjective


1. joyous, joyful, blithe, cheerful, merry, contented, gay, blissful, satisfied. 3. favorable, propitious; successful, prosperous. See fortunate. 4. appropriate, fitting, opportune, pertinent.


1. sad.
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happy (ˈhæpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
1.  feeling, showing, or expressing joy; pleased
2.  willing: I'd be happy to show you around
3.  causing joy or gladness
4.  fortunate; lucky: the happy position of not having to work
5.  aptly expressed; appropriate: a happy turn of phrase
6.  informal (postpositive) slightly intoxicated
 
interj
7.  (in combination): happy birthday; happy Christmas
 
[C14: see hap1, -y1]
 
'happily
 
adv
 
'happiness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

happy
mid-14c., "lucky," from hap "chance, fortune" (see haphazard), sense of "very glad" first recorded late 14c. Ousted O.E. eadig (from ead "wealth, riches") and gesælig, which has become silly. O.E. bliðe "happy" survives as
blithe. From Greek to Irish, a great majority of the European words for "happy" at first meant "lucky." An exception is Welsh, where the word used first meant "wise." Used in World War II and after as a suffix (e.g. bomb-happy, flak-happy) expressing "dazed or frazzled from stress." Happy hour "early evening period of discount drinks and free hors-d'oeuvres at a bar" is first recorded 1961. Happy-go-lucky is from 1670s. Happy as a clam (1630s) was originally happy as a clam in the mud at high tide, when it can't be dug up and eaten.
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Slang Dictionary

happy definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. : She seems a little happy. Must have had a few already.
  2. mod.
    obsessed with something. (A combining form showing a strong interest in the thing that is named before happy.) : Pete's car-happy right now. That's all he thinks about.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Computing Dictionary

Happy definition

tool
A dyslexic acronym for "A Yacc-like Haskell Parser generator".
An LALR1 grammar parser generator for Haskell. Happy is written in Haskell, uses a parser generated by itself, and can be compiled using ghc, hbc or gofer. Happy uses an implementation of monadic IO built on top of stream IO, but this should change when the Haskell 1.3 standard has been implemented.
Version: 0.9 (1996-02-28).
Happy is covered by the General Public License.
(http://dcs.gla.ac.uk/fp/software/happy.html).
(ftp://ftp.dcs.gla.ac.uk/pub/haskell/happy/).
E-mail: , .
(1996-03-21)
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Idioms & Phrases

happy

In addition to the idioms beginning with happy, also see many happy returns; trigger happy.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
The film smuggled its politics in under the guise of two happy-go-lucky gals taking a road trip together.
And if you're lucky, you find something that makes you happy.
For the moment, they are happy enough with their changed circumstances.
They have such a good time together that when the arrival of spring prompts his
  return, his new pals are happy to accompany him.
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