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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  happy 
  adj  1:  enjoying  or  showing  or  marked  by  joy  or  pleasure  or  good 
  fortune;  "a  happy  smile";  "spent  many  happy  days  on 
  the  beach";  "a  happy  marriage"  [ant:  {unhappy}] 
  2:  experiencing  pleasure  or  joy;  "happy  you  are  here";  "pleased 
  with  the  good  news"  [syn:  {pleased}] 
  3:  marked  by  good  fortune;  "a  felicitous  life";  "a  happy 
  outcome"  [syn:  {felicitous}] 
  4:  satisfied;  enjoying  well-being  and  contentment;  "felt 
  content  with  her  lot";  "quite  happy  to  let  things  go  on  as 
  they  are"  [syn:  {content(p)}] 
  5:  exaggerated  feeling  of  well-being  or  elation  [syn:  {euphoric}] 
  [ant:  {dysphoric}] 
  6:  well  expressed  and  to  the  point;  "a  happy  turn  of  phrase"; 
  "a  few  well-chosen  words";  "a  felicitous  comment"  [syn:  {well-chosen}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Happy,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41746 
  Happy,  TX  (town,  FIPS  32156) 
  Location:  34.74135  N,  101.85587  W 
  Population  (1990):  588  (293  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  79042 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Happy 
 
    A  dyslexic  acronym  for  "A  Yacc-like  Haskell  Parser 
  generator". 
 
  An  {LALR1  grammar}  {parser  generator}  for  {Haskell}.  Happy  is 
  written  in  Haskell,  uses  a  parser  generated  by  itself  and  can 
  be  compiled  using  {ghc},  {hbc}  or  {gofer}.  Happy  uses  an 
  implementation  of  {monadic  IO}  built  on  top  of  stream  IO  but 
  this  should  change  when  the  {Haskell  1.3}  {standard}  has  been 
  implemented. 
 
  Version:  0.9  (1996-02-28). 
 
  Happy  is  covered  by  the  {General  Public  License}. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/fp/software/happy.html)} 
 
  {(ftp://ftp.dcs.gla.ac.uk/pub/haskell/happy/)} 
 
  E-mail:  ,  . 
 
  (1996-03-21) 
 
 




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