happy meaning

EN[ˈhæpi] [-æpi]

    Definition of happy in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMhappierCOMmore happySUPhappiestSUPmost happySUF-y
    1. 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.
      1. Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.
        1. Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
          1. Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
            1. Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?
            2. Are you happy with your internet service provider?
          2. (As a suffix to a noun) favouring or inclined to use, as in trigger-happy.
            1. “Baby, I was a loser / Several years on the dole / An Englishman with a very high voice / Doing rock ’n’ roll,” sings falsetto-happy frontman Justin Hawkins at the start of “Every Inch Of You,” Hot Cakes’ opener.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The true religion occupies the happy mean between miserable unfaith, on the one hand, and timorous superstition, wild fanaticism, and pietistical zeal on the other.
            • I still had strong feelings for him, but didn't tell her because I didn't want to come between him and his happy family.
            • His unemotionality was great when he wanted a poker face but prevented him from truly enjoying the happy occasions of life.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The Westies in the crowd went wild when Matthew took the stage and sang Happy.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -y
            Related Links:
            1. en happy-go-lucky
            2. en happyish
            3. fr happy end
            4. en happycore
            5. en happyness
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of happy for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "happy" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile