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Stress and looks are directly connected as far as I am concerned. If you are happy, you look good.
Mahesh Babu

Meaning of "happy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HAPPY

See hap1, -y1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HAPPY

happy  [ˈhæpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAPPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Happy can act as an adjective and an exclamation.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES HAPPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

happy

Happiness

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence. The United Nations declared 20 March the International Day of Happiness to recognise the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as universal goals. In 2014 Happy became the anthem and inspired clips from around the world.

Definition of happy in the English dictionary

The first definition of happy in the dictionary is feeling, showing, or expressing joy; pleased. Other definition of happy is willing. Happy is also causing joy or gladness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HAPPY


chappie
ˈtʃæpɪ
chappy
ˈtʃæpɪ
crappie
ˈkræpɪ
crappy
ˈkræpɪ
flappy
ˈflæpɪ
gappy
ˈɡæpɪ
lappie
ˈlæpɪ
nappy
ˈnæpɪ
Naskapi
nəˈskæpɪ
overhappy
ˌəʊvəˈhæpɪ
pappy
ˈpæpɪ
sappy
ˈsæpɪ
scrappy
ˈskræpɪ
snappy
ˈsnæpɪ
strappy
ˈstræpɪ
trappy
ˈtræpɪ
unhappy
ʌnˈhæpɪ
yappie
ˈjæpɪ
yappy
ˈjæpɪ
zappy
ˈzæpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAPPY

happoshu
happy as a sandboy
happy as Larry
happy camper
happy clapper
happy couple
happy event
happy families
happy family
happy family bird
happy hour
happy hunting ground
Happy Jack
happy little vegemite
happy medium
happy release
happy slapping
happy-clappies
happy-clappy
happy-go-lucky

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAPPY

boob happy
choppy
demob-happy
drappy
floppy
gippy
guppy
hippy
hoppy
make it snappy
peppy
poppy
preppy
puppy
slap-happy
sloppy
trigger-happy
trippy
yuppy
zippy

Synonyms and antonyms of happy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HAPPY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «happy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of happy

Translation of «happy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAPPY

Find out the translation of happy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of happy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «happy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

快乐的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

feliz
570 millions of speakers

English

happy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَعِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

счастливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

feliz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খুশি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

heureux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gembira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

glücklich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

幸福な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

행복한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seneng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạnh phúc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சந்தோஷமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनंदी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mutlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

felice
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szczęśliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щасливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fericit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευτυχισμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gelukkig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lycklig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

glad
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of happy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAPPY»

The term «happy» is very widely used and occupies the 1.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAPPY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «happy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «happy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about happy

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10 QUOTES WITH «HAPPY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word happy.
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Nita Ambani
We are very happy to have Sachin as the Mumbai Indians Icon. I am sure the youngsters in the team will be delighted to have him around for guidance, and so would be the Mumbai Indians fans.
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Mahesh Babu
Stress and looks are directly connected as far as I am concerned. If you are happy, you look good.
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Lynda Barry
The happy ending is hardly important, though we may be glad it's there. The real joy is knowing that if you felt the trouble in the story, your kingdom isn't dead.
4
Bonnie Bassler
I called up and said, 'Dad, I won a MacArthur.' My father goes: 'I always thought your sister would win that,' and I said, 'Dad, just say congratulations and keep your private thoughts private.' At that point he laughed, then burst into tears, and it was obvious that he was so happy and proud.
5
Bryan Batt
I think living my happy, open life and showing young gay kids you can be successful, you can have love in your life, you can be a contributing member of society and you can be respected - I think that's it.
6
Dave Blood
When it came to the music that we produced, I am pretty happy with what we did.
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Boethius
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
8
Bear Bryant
I'm happy with the coach we have. I think any one of the ones I asked them to consider would've been good.
9
John Carmack
Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming.
10
Helena Bonham Carter
It took me ages to grow into being a woman, into being happy with it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAPPY»

Discover the use of happy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to happy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Happy Book
The Happy Book shows how to practice and celebrate happiness so you can find it when you really need it. Packed with creative prompts, wacky ideas, and hip activities, this is the ultimate pick-me-up.
Rachel Kempster, Meg Leder, 2009
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Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
But what you don’t know is his life before the show. In the pages of this book, you’ll learn of Phil’s colorful past and his wild road to the “happy, happy, happy” life he leads today.
Phil Robertson, 2013
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: A step-by-step programme ...
Rest is vital to children's health, growth and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age.
Marc Weissbluth, 2010
4
14,000 Things to be Happy About.: Revised and Updated edition
Originally published 25 years ago (happy anniversary!) from a list that Barbara Ann Kipfer started making as a child, it’s the book that marries obsession with happiness.
Barbara Ann Kipfer, 2007
5
Hurt Go Happy
Thirteen-year-old Joey Willis is used to being left out of conversations.
Ginny Rorby, 2007
6
Be Happy!: A Little Book for a Happy You
A humorous, inspirational book that reminds readers to BE HAPPY!
‎2010
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Happy
Welcome to this, a genuine happy place. In Happy, authors Bill and Em Johnson present the simple truths about being happy.
Bill and Em Johnson, Em Johnson, 2013
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Happy
This book helps children to recognise and identify their emotions and gives them a vocabulary to describe what they are feeling.
Marcia Leonard, 1999
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Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending
But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong. Happy Money offers a tour of research on the science of spending, explaining how you can get more happiness for your money.
Elizabeth Dunn, Michael Norton, 2013
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How to Live a Happy Life - 101 Ways to Be Happier
The book describes barriers to happiness and cautions readers to Avoid The Fault Finding Feel Goods and to Avoid All Unnecessary, Non-Productive Negativity. How habits work, how to change them and physical well-being are also discussed.
Michele Moore, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAPPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term happy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Survey reveals what makes Australians feel happy and healthy
The 36-year-old, who is the managing partner of a public relations agency, ticks several of the boxes that apparently make Australians happy ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Steve Spurrier, SC coaches 'happy' to see Confederate flag come …
Steve Spurrier was happy to see the Confederate battle flag removed ... I know the coaches all over South Carolina were happy and glad to see ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
3
The Death Of Flash Is Coming, And Not Everyone's Happy - Kotaku
Did you enjoy Alien Hominid? Thank Adobe Flash. The Binding of Isaac? The original version ran like crap, but that was Flash, too. Flash eats ... «Kotaku, Jul 15»
4
BRC Gastropub launches new Apps and Taps happy hour - Food …
BRC Gastropub is the latest restaurant to participate in the happy hour derby. The eatery fronted by a giant rooster is crowing about its new Aps ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
5
Happy Bastille Day! The Hidden Investing Lessons of the French …
It's Bastille day—in other words, France's answer to the Fourth of July. The day commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille, a notorious ... «TIME, Jul 15»
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How Miranda Lambert Makes Happy Sound Sad | CMT
In a new story in Billboard, Miranda Lambert and songwriters Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally reveal how her new song ... «CMT.com, Jul 15»
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When tweets are happy, so is your portfolio, says ECB paper …
When tweets are happy, so is your portfolio, says ECB paper. By Brian Blackstone. Published: July 14, 2015 6:52 p.m. ET. Share. By ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Look how happy Brock Holt is at his first All-Star Game - Red Sox …
Red Sox utility man Brock Holt looks elated to be in Cincinnati—he's got that first-time All-Star glow. And while he's the only Red Sox player in ... «Boston.com, Jul 15»
9
SiliconBeat – Amazon's happy/not so happy 20th birthday: Authors …
But Amazon's 20th birthday isn't entirely happy. Authors and book publishers — who have had a long, complicated relationship with the ... «SiliconBeat, Jul 15»
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Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are not happy with Iran deal | | Dallas …
Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, pictured here in Austin on Oct. 31, 2012, have serious concerns about an agreement with Iran to provent to ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Happy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/happy>. Dec 2019 ».
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