American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- adj. Jolly and full of high spirits
- adj. Festive and full of fun and laughter
- adj. Brisk
- adj. happy or showing enjoyment
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Bot.) A kind of wild red cherry.
- adj. quick and energetic
- adj. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
- adj. offering fun and gaiety
- From Middle English merie, mirie, myrie, murie, murȝe, from Old English meriġe, miriġe, myriġe, myreġe, myrġe ("pleasing, agreeable; pleasant, sweet, delightful; melodious"), from Proto-Germanic *murguz (“short, slow”), from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (“short”). Cognate with Scots mery, mirry ("merry"), Old High German murg, murgi ("short, brief"; > German murk ("short, lazy")), Norwegian dialectal myrjel ("small object, figurine"), Latin brevis ("short, small, narrow, shallow"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English merri, from Old English mirige, pleasant; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But ere morning broke in upon them, many of the merry group were lying in a beastly state under the chairs and tables, or others had gone to bed; but this is what _they_ called spending a _merry night_.”
“I use the term merry men not just as a very poor pun, but also because it perfectly encapsulates the group as an antagonistic presence in Hellsing.”
“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.”
“I have to just point out to Jamie though that judgement is actually how we spell it over here in merry old England.”
“I'd love to give this a go here in merry old England, but so many Texan recipes end up becoming the long method when you have to order Rotel and even fresh jalapenos online.”
“If you sabotage a Republican campaign, you are a prankster, engaged in merry pranks which we all find hilarious.”
“Everyone in merry England can wake up and love the world the morning after St. George slays the dragon, but very few have the moral and physical courage to slay the dragon in the first place.”
“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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