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. happy(adj)

    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

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

  2. felicitous, happy(adj)

    marked by good fortune

    "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"

  3. glad, happy(adj)

    eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

    "glad to help"

  4. happy, well-chosen(adj)

    well expressed and to the point

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

Wiktionary

  1. happy(Adjective)

    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. happy(Adjective)

    Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.

    Etymology: From hap + -y

  3. happy(Adjective)

    Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

    Etymology: From hap + -y

  4. happy(Adjective)

    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

How to pronounce happy?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say happy in sign language?

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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. Miroslav Blazevic:

    The whole country was happy and very proud — but I was sad, if I had the experience then that I do now then Croatia would have been champions of the world.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    To be happy, you have to love and forgive.

  3. RVM:

    To be Happy and to make others Happy are the two best things to do in Life.

  4. Derrick Alexander:

    It’s simple. If Trump wins, oil field workers will be happy. If Clinton wins, oil workers will be unhappy.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    Meghan Markle has a very close-knit circle of friends and Meghan Markle did n’t want to choose one over another, all have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have Meghan Markle support.

Images & Illustrations of happy

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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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