What does merry mean?

Definitions for merry
ˈmɛr imer·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. gay, festal, festive, merryadjective

    offering fun and gaiety

    "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. merryadjective

    Jolly and full of high-spirits

    We had a very merry Christmas.

  2. merryadjective

    Festive and full of fun and laughter

  3. merryadjective

    Brisk

    The play moved along at a merry pace.

  4. merryadjective

    happy or showing enjoyment

  5. Merrynoun

    Originally a nickname for a merry person.

  6. Merrynoun

    from the adjective, also a diminutive of Mary and Mercy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merry

    laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play ; sportive

  2. Merry

    cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy

  3. Merry

    causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, / merry jest

  4. Merrynoun

    a kind of wild red cherry

Freebase

  1. Merry

    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

  1. Merry

    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.]

  2. Merry

    mer′i, n. an English wild-cherry. [Fr. merise.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of merry in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    Five, four, three, two, one. Merry Christmas, everybody!

  2. Andrew Morton:

    He’s got a spring in his step, he’s whistling a merry tune. He looks like a man who has won the lottery… and she would be thrilled as a parent to see him so happy.

  3. Spokesman Jim McGrath:

    He asked that his sincere wishes for a very Merry Christmas be extended to one and all.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Sun is a hearthstone, a merry-go-round of extinguished hearthstones.

  5. Charles Dickens:

    A merry Christmas to everybody A happy New Year to all the world

Images & Illustrations of merry

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