What does happy mean?

Definitions for happy
ˈhæp ihap·py

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happyadjective

    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

    "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"

  2. felicitous, happyadjective

    marked by good fortune

    "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"

  3. glad, happyadjective

    eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

    "glad to help"

  4. happy, well-chosenadjective

    well expressed and to the point

    "a happy turn of phrase"; "a few well-chosen words"

Wiktionary

  1. happyadjective

    Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.

    Etymology: From hap + -y

  2. happyadjective

    Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.

    Etymology: From hap + -y

  3. happyadjective

    Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

    Etymology: From hap + -y

  4. happyadjective

    Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).

    Etymology: From hap + -y

Webster Dictionary

  1. Happy

    favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen

    Etymology: [From Hap chance.]

  2. Happy

    experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts

    Etymology: [From Hap chance.]

  3. Happy

    dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous

    Etymology: [From Hap chance.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Happy

    hap′i, adj. lucky, successful: possessing or enjoying pleasure or good: secure of good: furnishing enjoyment: dexterous, apt, felicitous.—v.t. (Shak.) to make happy.—v.t. Happ′ify, to make happy.—adv. Happ′ily.—n. Happ′iness.—adj. Happ′y-go-luck′y, easy-going: taking things as they come.—adv. in any way one pleases.—Happy despatch, a euphemism for the Hara-kiri (q.v.). [Hap.]

Editors Contribution

  1. happy

    To feel gratitude, joy and content with life.

    It's a gift to feel happy with life, we choose this for every animal and human being on this earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #952

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #503

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happy' in Adjectives Frequency: #88

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of happy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of happy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of happy in a Sentence

  1. Franz Kafka:

    If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.

  2. Richard Drouaille:

    It was kind of hard to ignore. But, I mean, it's just like any other relationship they get to arguing, sometimes they're happy, sometimes they're not. But the thing that really stood out for me was that our last family trip to (Glamis Sand Dunes), it wasn't really Larry, he wasn't acting like he would normally act.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth, sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and them deceitfully back-stabbing you when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....

  4. Lily Derksen:

    We simply said we would be happy to repair the fountain.

  5. Dennis Rodman:

    It's a great day. I am here to see it. I'm so happy.

Images & Illustrations of happy

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Translations for happy

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  • gelukkig, bly, slim, handig, tevrede, kundigAfrikaans
  • سعيد, فرح, محظوظArabic
  • xoşbəxtAzerbaijani
  • бәхетлеBashkir
  • шчаслівыBelarusian
  • щастливBulgarian
  • খুশিBengali
  • feliç, satisfet, afortunat, alegre, contentCatalan, Valencian
  • spokojený, šťastnýCzech
  • hapus, dedwyddWelsh
  • heldig, glad, lykkeligDanish
  • glücklichGerman
  • ευτυχής, ευχαριστημένος, ευτυχισμένος, χαρούμενοςGreek
  • vole, feliĉa, kun plezuro, kontenta priEsperanto
  • alegre, feliz, afortunado, contento, satisfechoSpanish
  • õnnelikEstonian
  • خرسند, خوش, خشنود, خوشحال, شادPersian
  • tyytyväinen, onnellinen, iloinen, hyvä, halukas, kätevä, suostuvainen, onnekas, aulisFinnish
  • marauFijian
  • heureux, bienheureux, content, bienheureuse, contente, heureuse, prête, satisfait, satisfaite, prêt, chanceuxFrench
  • bliidWestern Frisian
  • sona, sonasach, séanmhar, áthasach, sástaIrish
  • sona, toilichte, sàsaichte, àghmhorScottish Gaelic
  • maynreyManx
  • שָׂמֵחַ, מאושרHebrew
  • ख़ुश, प्रसन्न, सुखी, खुHindi
  • kontanHaitian Creole
  • szerencsés, elégedett, boldog, meg van elégedveHungarian
  • երջանիկ, ուրախArmenian
  • senang, untung, mujurIndonesian
  • felicaIdo
  • hamingjusamur, heppilegurIcelandic
  • fortunato, felice, lieto, contentoItalian
  • שַׂמֵחַHebrew
  • 幸運, 幸せ, 運のよい, 幸福, ハッピーJapanese
  • ბედნიერიGeorgian
  • базарлы, бақытты, аруақтыKazakh
  • រីករាយ, សប្បាយKhmer
  • ಸಂತೋಷKannada
  • 운좋은, 기뻐하다, 기쁘다, 행복하다, 행복Korean
  • دڵ خۆش, خه‌نی, به‌خته‌وه‌رKurdish
  • lowenCornish
  • бактылууKyrgyz
  • felix, laetus, beatusLatin
  • glécklechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ກະເຈາະກະຈອກ, ກະຈົວະກະຈວກLao
  • laimingasLithuanian
  • priecīgs, laimīgsLatvian
  • среќенMacedonian
  • баяртай, жаргалтай, азтайMongolian
  • kuntentiMaltese
  • ရွှင်ပျBurmese
  • tevreden, bedreven, gelukkig, kundig, handig, blijDutch
  • glad, fornøyd, lykkelig, heldigNorwegian
  • urósOccitan
  • szczęśliwy, zadowolonyPolish
  • feliz, contentePortuguese
  • kusiQuechua
  • cuntaint, alleger, ventiraivel, cuntent, legherRomansh
  • mulțumit, bucuros, norocos, fericit, satisfăcutRomanian
  • радостный, счастливый, удачныйRussian
  • सुखिन्, प्रसन्नSanskrit
  • срећан, zadovoljan, sretan, сретан, задовољан, srećanSerbo-Croatian
  • šťastnýSlovak
  • srečenSlovene
  • i kënaqur, i lumturAlbanian
  • gynnsam, lycklig, glad, nöjt, gynnsamt, lyckligt, glatt, nöjd, lyckad, lyckatSwedish
  • சந்தோஷமாகTamil
  • అదృవ్ష్టవంతమైన, ప్రశాంతం, ప్రసన్నత, సంతోషంగాTelugu
  • хушбахт, хушҳолTajik
  • มีความสุข, สบายใจThai
  • hoşbagtTurkmen
  • suwerte, masayaTagalog
  • şanslı, mutluTurkish
  • бәхетлеTatar
  • щасливийUkrainian
  • سکھی, پرسنن, خوش, مبارک ہوUrdu
  • xursand, baxtli, xushhol, baxtiyorUzbek
  • sướng, may, may mắn, sung sướng, mừng, vui lòng, hạnh phúc, tài tình, vui mừngVietnamese
  • פֿריילעך, גליקלעך, צופרידןYiddish
  • 快乐Chinese

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