Happy

Definition of Happy

Hap´py   Pronunciation: hăp´pŷ
a.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.
- W. Black.

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