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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Jerome Cohen of the Council:

    Vietnam must be very happy, Indonesia too and perhaps Malaysia less obviously, vietnam and Indonesia can credibly threaten to launch their own arbitrations unless Beijing gives assurances of better behaviour and shows a willingness to compromise.

  2. Ambassador Haim Koren:

    We are happy to move into a fixed position after a period of quite some difficulty and unacceptable conditions, i can go to all kinds of places and meet people as usual - with the requisite preparations, of course.

  3. The South Korean-born New Zealander:

    I'm very happy with where I finished but very disappointed that I made two three-putts in a row, they were all good putts and it just happened. What can you do ?

  4. Stan Wawrinka:

    Honestly I don't try to compare Stan Wawrinka to them or try to be part of a group. I just want to do the best I can in my career, i'm really happy with what I have done especially in the last two years because that is when it all started, with the two grand slams, the Davis Cup( title in 2014) and everything.

  5. Leonardo DaVinci:

    As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

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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    • A. breastwork
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