from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of high-spirited gaiety; jolly.
- adj. Marked by or offering fun and gaiety; festive: a merry evening.
- adj. Archaic Delightful; entertaining.
- adj. Brisk: a merry pace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Jolly and full of high spirits
- adj. Festive and full of fun and laughter
- adj. Brisk
- adj. happy or showing enjoyment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play; sportive.
- adj. Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.
- adj. Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight.
- n. A kind of wild red cherry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exciting feelings of enjoyment and. gladness; causing cheerfulness or light-heartedness; pleasant; delightful; happy: as, the merry month of May; a merry spectacle.
- Playfully cheerful or gay; enlivened with gladness or good spirits; mirthful in speech or action; frolicsome; hilarious; jubilant: as, a merry company.
- Sportive and mirthful in quality or character; jocund; jovial; rollicking; funny: as, a merry heart; a merry song.
- Brisk; lively; cheery.
- Full of gibes: sneering; sarcastic.
- To make merry or glad; please; gratify; delight.
- Merrily; in a lively manner.
- n. The wild cherry of England, Prunus avium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. quick and energetic
- adj. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
- adj. offering fun and gaiety
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A new song is better to him than a new jacket, especially if bawdy, which he calls merry; and hates naturally the puritan, as an enemy to this mirth.
With an armed population, the things that happened in merry olde England wouldn't be repeated - hopefully.
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If you sabotage a Republican campaign, you are a prankster, engaged in merry pranks which we all find hilarious.
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And I would pluck a tube from the tray, thrilled to have a choice where one had never been present before, and brush my teeth in merry contentment.
And the number of those who say they use the phrase merry Christmas was up 12 percent from last year.
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