What does happy mean?

Definitions for happy
ˈhæp ihap·py

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

  2. happyadjective

    Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.

  3. happyadjective

    Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

  4. happyadjective

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

  5. Etymology: From hap + -y

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Happyadjective

    Etymology: from hap; as lucky for luck.

    At other end Uran did Strephon lend
    Her happy making hand. Philip Sidney.

    Am I happy in thy news?
    —— If to have done the thing you gave in charge
    Beget you happiness, be happy then;
    For it is done. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Truth and peace, and love, shall ever shine
    About the supreme throne
    Of him, t’ whose happy making sight alone,
    When once our heav’nly guided soul shall climb. John Milton.

    Though the presence of imaginary good cannot make us happy, the absence of it may make us miserable. Addison.

    Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them. Boyle.

    Yet in this agony his fancy wrought,
    And fear supply’d him with this happy thought. Dryden.

    One gentleman is happy at a reply, and another excels in a rejoinder. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. happy

    Happiness, in the context of mental or emotional states, is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Other forms include life satisfaction, well-being, subjective well-being, flourishing and eudaimonia.Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.

ChatGPT

  1. happy

    Happy is an emotional and mental state characterized by feelings of joy, contentment, pleasure, and satisfaction. It refers to a positive and upbeat state of mind, often accompanied by smiles, laughter, and a sense of fulfillment or well-being. Happiness can be influenced by various factors such as personal experiences, relationships, achievements, or simply having a positive outlook on life.

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

  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

  3. Happy

    dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous

  4. 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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HAPPY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Happy is ranked #37288 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Happy surname appeared 598 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Happy.

    71.4% or 427 total occurrences were White.
    11.5% or 69 total occurrences were Black.
    6.5% or 39 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    6% or 36 total occurrences were Asian.
    3% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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. Tommy Lloyd:

    Weird, cool, awesome — I’m proud of those guys, they’ve got a great team, they’re family and I think they’re happy for us.

  2. Brenda Ueland:

    So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.

  3. Arwa Emara:

    I was very happy when I first met Mohamed, i felt that he's the one. And after his arrest, I found myself doing things that I never expected that I`m able to do.

  4. David Wills:

    I wanted to do a fun book, something that captured the spirit of summer, beaches are a universal playground… For many of us, some of our earliest and happiest memories involve playing on the beach. I hope when people look at the book, they’ll view it like a visual cocktail. I want readers to go back to their nostalgic, happy time.

  5. Eric Johnson:

    We're not taking a victory lap here, we're glad to be in a very small group of cities where the crime is going down. And given how much it’s going up other places, you have to say that it's going down pretty significantly, and we're happy about that.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

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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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