Definitions for Merry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Merry.
gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfuladjective
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
"when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
gay, festal, festive, merryadjective
offering fun and gaiety
"a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippyadjective
quick and energetic
"a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
Jolly and full of high-spirits
We had a very merry Christmas.
Festive and full of fun and laughter
The play moved along at a merry pace.
happy or showing enjoyment
Originally a nickname for a merry person.
from the adjective, also a diminutive of Mary and Mercy.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
They drank and were merry with him. Gen. xliii. 34.
The vine languisheth, all the merry-hearted sigh. Isa. xxiv.
Some that are of an ill and melancholy nature, incline the company into which they come to be sad and ill-disposed; and others that are of a jovial nature, do dispose the company to be merry and cheerful. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
Man is the merriest species of the creation; all above and below him are serious. Addison.
You kill’d her husband, and for that vile fault
Two of her brothers were condemn’d to death;
My hand cut off, and made a merry jest. William Shakespeare.
In my small pinnace I can sail,
Contemning all the blust’ring roar;
And running with a merry gale,
With friendly stars my safety seek,
Within some little winding creek,
And see the storm ashore. Dryden.
Merry is an adjective describing something or someone as cheerful, joyous, festive, or joveminded. It generally refers to a lively and fun atmosphere, but can also refer to a person's happy mood or demeanor. It is often used in expressions related to celebration and festivities, such as "Merry Christmas."
laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play ; sportive
cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy
causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, / merry jest
a kind of wild red cherry
Merry is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in Tokyo in 2001. The current member lineup consists of Gara on vocals, Yuu and Kenichi on guitar, Tetsu on bass, and Nero on the drums.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mer′i, adj. sportive: cheerful: noisily gay: causing laughter: lively.—adv. Merr′ily.—ns. Merr′imake, Merr′y-make (Spens.), a meeting for making merry, a festival, mirth.—v.i. to make merry, to feast.—ns. Merr′iment, Merr′iness, gaiety with laughter and noise: mirth: hilarity; Merr′y-an′drew, one who makes sport for others: a buffoon: one who goes round with a mountebank or a quack doctor—also Merr′yman; Merr′y-go-round, a revolving ring of hobby-horses, &c., on which children ride round at fairs, &c.; Merr′y-mak′ing, a merry entertainment, a festival; Merr′y-thought, the forked bone of a fowl's breast, which two persons pull at in play, the one who breaks off the longer part being thought likely to be first married. [A.S. merg, from the Celtic, as in Gael. and Ir. mear, merry, Gael. mir, to sport.]
mer′i, n. an English wild-cherry. [Fr. merise.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Merry is ranked #8844 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Merry surname appeared 3,704 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Merry.
92.8% or 3,439 total occurrences were White.
2.4% or 92 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.2% or 85 total occurrences were Black.
1.3% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.6% or 25 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Merry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Merry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
A merry Christmas to everybody A happy New Year to all the world
'Out upon merry Christmas What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer... If I could work my will,' said Scrooge indignantly, 'every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' upon his lips should be boiled with his won pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should'
People seem to be in a merry mood and look like they have been waiting for this moment for ages, but it is a sad day for us.
There's a lot of evidence, from the 911 calls, from the witnesses at Merry Piglets, and I believe there were other witnesses, that their relationship was spiraling out of control, there was conflict, verbal conflict, physical conflict, and certainly, I think that the Merry Piglets episode is significant in the sense that even other people were running afoul of Brian Laundrie.
'A merry Christmas, uncle God save you' cried a cheerful voice. 'Bah' said Scrooge. 'Humbug'
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- فرح, مرحArabic
- merieWestern Frisian
- נמרץ, עליז, ערני, שמחHebrew
- joyala, joyozaIdo
- 즐거운, 명랑한Korean
- alegre, festivoPortuguese
- оживлённый, ра́достный, энерги́чный, живо́й, весёлыйRussian
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