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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Happy  \Hap"py\,  a.  [Compar.  {Happier};  superl.  {Happiest}.] 
  [From  {Hap}  chance.] 
  1.  Favored  by  hap,  luck,  or  fortune;  lucky;  fortunate; 
  successful;  prosperous;  satisfying  desire;  as  a  happy 
  expedient;  a  happy  effort;  a  happy  venture;  a  happy  omen. 
 
  Chymists  have  been  more  happy  in  finding  experiments 
  than  the  causes  of  them  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  Experiencing  the  effect  of  favorable  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;  as  happy  hours, 
  happy  thoughts. 
 
  Happy  is  that  people,  whose  God  is  the  Lord.  --Ps. 
  cxliv  15. 
 
  The  learned  is  happy  Nature  to  explore,  The  fool  is 
  happy  that  he  knows  no  more  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Dexterous;  ready;  apt;  felicitous. 
 
  One  gentleman  is  happy  at  a  reply,  another  excels  in 
  a  in  a  rejoinder.  --Swift. 
 
  {Happy  family},  a  collection  of  animals  of  different  and 
  hostile  propensities  living  peaceably  together  in  one 
  cage.  Used  ironically  of  conventional  alliances  of  persons 
  who  are  in  fact  mutually  repugnant. 
 
  {Happy-go-lucky},  trusting  to  hap  or  luck;  improvident; 
  easy-going.  ``Happy-go-lucky  carelessness.''  --W.  Black. 




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