What does Happiness mean?

Definitions for Happiness
ˈhæp i nɪsHap·pi·ness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Happiness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happiness, felicity(noun)

    state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

  2. happiness(noun)

    emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

Wiktionary

  1. happiness(Noun)

    The emotion of being happy; joy.

  2. happiness(Noun)

    Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

  3. happiness(Noun)

    Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; u2014 used especially of language.

    Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. u2014 Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Happiness(noun)

    good luck; good fortune; prosperity

  2. Happiness(noun)

    an agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness

  3. Happiness(noun)

    fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language

Freebase

  1. Happiness

    Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence. Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. happiness

    1. Something that might have happened yesterday, but which will never happen tomorrow. 2. A postprandial state of mind, which is most often a presage of acute gastritis. 3. A loving-cup, the bottom of which is like a sieve. 4. A mental state compounded of wine, women and tobacco. 5. The exploitation and final triumph of an instinct in the individual that society has branded as wicked or dangerous. 6. Forgetting self in useful effort. 7. A habit--cultivate it.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Happiness

    Highly pleasant emotion characterized by outward manifestations of gratification; joy.

Editors Contribution

  1. Happiness

    Is a self-therapy or medication that cures all manner of depressions and dejections.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 22, 2018

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Happiness' in Nouns Frequency: #2080

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Happiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Happiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexios Zavras:

    Happiness knows no guilt

  2. Charles M. Schultz, Linus in "Peanuts":

    Happiness is a warm puppy.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    My happiness depends on me.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness comes from actions

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is my destination.

Images & Illustrations of Happiness

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