merry

  • 1 Merry — (engl.) bedeutet „fröhlich“, „lustig“, „scherzhaft“, „heiter“. Merry ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alfonso Merry del Val y Zulueta (1864–1943), spanischer Diplomat Domingo Merry del Val y Zulueta (1866–1935), spanischer… …

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  • 2 Merry — Mer ry, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE. merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige, pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short, Goth. gama[ u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who cuts off his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Merry — may refer to: Happy Alcohol intoxication Merry (surname) Merry (EP), an EP by Gregory Douglass Merry (song), a song by American power pop band Magnapop Meriadoc Brandybuck, from The Lord of the Rings Merry Pemberton, from various DC Comics Merry… …

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  • 4 merry — merry, blithe, jocund, jovial, jolly mean indicating or showing high spirits or lightheartedness often in play and laughter. Merry implies a gay, cheerful temper or mood and uninhibited enjoyment of frolic, festivity, or fun of any sort {a… …

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  • 5 Merry (EP) — Merry EP by Gregory Douglass Released November 2009 Genre Indie rock, acoustic, rock, holiday …

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  • 6 merry — (adj.) O.E. myrge pleasing, agreeable, pleasant, sweet; pleasantly, melodiously, from P.Gmc. *murgijaz, which probably originally meant short lasting, (Cf. O.H.G. murg short, Goth. gamaurgjan to shorten ), from PIE *mreghu short (see BRIEF (Cf.… …

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  • 7 Merry — f English: originally apparently an assimilated form of MERCY (SEE Mercy). In Dickens s novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Mr Pecksniff s daughters CHARITY (SEE Charity) and Mercy are known as Cherry and Merry. Nowadays the name is usually bestow …

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  • 8 merry — ► ADJECTIVE (merrier, merriest) 1) cheerful and lively. 2) Brit. informal slightly drunk. ● make merry Cf. ↑make merry DERIVATIVES merrily a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 merry — [mer′ē] adj. merrier, merriest [ME mery < OE myrge, pleasing, agreeable, akin to OHG murgi, short < IE base * mreĝhu , *mrĝhu , short > Gr brachys, L brevis, short: basic sense “lasting a short time, seeming brief”] 1. full of fun and… …

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  • 10 Merry — Mer ry (m[e^]r r[y^]), n. (Bot.) A kind of wild red cherry. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 merry — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 merry-an — merry an·drew; …

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  • 13 merry — [adj] very happy; festive amusing, blithe, blithesome, boisterous, boon, carefree, cheerful, comic, comical, convivial, enjoyable, entertaining, facetious, frolicsome, fun loving, funny, gay, glad, gleeful, grooving*, hilarious, humorous, jocund …

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  • 14 merry — [[t]me̱ri[/t]] merrier, merriest 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone s character or behaviour as merry, you mean that they are happy and cheerful. [OLD FASHIONED] He was much loved for his merry nature... From the house come the bursts of merry …

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  • 15 merry — mer|ry [ˈmeri] adj [: Old English; Origin: myrge, merge] 1.) Merry Christmas! used to say that you hope someone will have a happy time at Christmas = Happy Christmas 2.) literary happy = ↑cheerful, jolly ↑jolly ▪ He marched off, whistling a merry …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 merry — UK [ˈmerɪ] / US adjective Word forms merry : adjective merry comparative merrier superlative merriest 1) British informal slightly drunk 2) a) old fashioned happy and lively a merry laugh b) making you feel happy and lively the merry month of May …

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  • 17 merry — merrily, adv. merriness, n. /mer ee/, adj., merrier, merriest. 1. full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition or spirit: a merry little man. 2. laughingly happy; mirthful; festively joyous; hilarious: a merry time at the party. 3.… …

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  • 18 merry — mer|ry [ meri ] adjective 1. ) BRITISH INFORMAL slightly drunk 2. ) OLD FASHIONED happy and lively: a merry laugh a ) making you feel happy and lively: the merry month of May go on your merry way to continue doing something without thinking about …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 merry — adjective 1 Merry Christmas! used to say that you hope someone will have a happy time at christmas 2 cheerful and happy: He marched off, whistling a merry tune. 3 the more the merrier spoken used to tell someone that you will be happy if they… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 merry — adjective (merrier; est) Etymology: Middle English mery, from Old English myrge, merge; akin to Old High German murg short more at brief Date: before 12th century 1. archaic giving pleasure ; delightful 2. full of gaiety or high spirits ;… …

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