Definitions for: Happy

[adj] satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment; "felt content with her lot"; "quite happy to let things go on as they are"
[adj] exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
[adj] well expressed and to the point; "a happy turn of phrase"; "a few well-chosen words"; "a felicitous comment"
[adj] marked by good fortune; "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"
[adj] enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
[adj] experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased with the good news"

Webster (1913) Definition: Hap"py, a. [Compar. Happier; superl. Happiest.]
[From Hap chance.]
1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. --Ps.
cxliv. 15.

The learned is happy Nature to explore, The fool is
happy that he knows no more. --Pope.

3. Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

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

Happy family, a collection of animals of different and
hostile propensities living peaceably together in one
cage. Used ironically of conventional alliances of persons
who are in fact mutually repugnant.

Happy-go-lucky, trusting to hap or luck; improvident;
easy-going. ``Happy-go-lucky carelessness.'' --W. Black.

Synonyms: blessed, blissful, bright, content(p), contented, elysian, euphoriant, euphoric, expansive, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, joyful, joyous, laughing(a), paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal, paradisial, pleased, prosperous, riant, well-chosen

Antonyms: distressed, dysphoric, unhappy

See Also: cheerful, elated, glad, happy

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Famous Quotes Containing Happy:

The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy.

-- Eddie Slovik (American Soldier)

I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received.

-- Lennart Meri (Estonian Statesman)

The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought, hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes, and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition.

-- Eliza Haywood (British Novelist)

I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!

-- Jeff Bridges (American Actor)

Well, my constituents are happy that the Republican Party has finally gotten off its duff, seeing that we do control the House and the Senate and the presidency, and taken up the issue of illegal immigration.

-- Dana Rohrabacher (American Politician)

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

-- Leo Tolstoy (Russian Novelist)

From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy.

-- Jackie Stewart (Scottish Athlete)

I look back to a happy childhood.

-- Catherine Helen Spence (Australian Author)

You just feel comfortable with him, and he certainly makes sure that you're comfortable. He makes sure that you feel good and that you're happy with what you're doing.

-- Albert Finney (British Actor)

Mother Nature made me the way I am, and I should be happy.

-- Karolina Kurkova (Czechoslovakian Model)

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.

-- Charles de Montesquieu (French Philosopher)

As we depend upon our masters, for what we eat and drink and wear, and for all our comfortable things in this world, we cannot be happy, unless we please them.

-- Jupiter Hammon (American Poet)

I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen.

-- Charles Olson (American Poet)

There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul because I was so happy in my old life.

-- Heather Mills (British Activist)

It doesn't take much to make me happy.

-- Lexa Doig (Canadian Actress)

But I think the guys are very happy to accommodate the people and that's part of golf in general.

-- Bernhard Langer (German Athlete)

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.

-- Earl Nightingale (American Entertainer)

I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving.

-- Liza Minnelli (American Actress)

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

-- Anne Frank (German Writer)

The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier; a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us.

-- Knute Nelson (American Politician)

If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.

-- Kristin Chenoweth (American Actress)

And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it.

-- Bill Hicks (American Comedian)

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

-- Albert Schweitzer (German Theologian)

Flowers are happy things.

-- P. G. Wodehouse (English Writer)

I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United.

-- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese Athlete)

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle.

-- Allan Carr ( Director)

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.

-- Kazimir Malevich (Polish Artist)

I had a really happy childhood - my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife.

-- Patti Smith (American Musician)

If you're interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you're better off and you'll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking.

-- Delta Burke (American Actress)

Like Jermaine was saying, it's a beautiful day, and we're just glad all of this is behind us. We can go on with our lives. And Michael can go on with his life and do what he does best, and that's making good music, making his fans happy, people happy all over the world.

-- Tito Jackson (American Musician)

So for me, anything that has to do with animals, and I'm a happy camper.

-- Maria Menounos (American Actress)

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

-- Voltaire (French Writer)

That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings.

-- John Ruskin (English Writer)

Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.

-- Chaim Potok (American Author)

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

-- Tom Bodett (American Author)

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