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"happy" in British English

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happyadjective

uk   /ˈhæp.i/ us   /ˈhæp.i/
  • happy adjective (PLEASED)

A1 feeling, showing, or causing pleasure or satisfaction: a happy marriage/childhood She looks so happy. School days are said to be the happiest days of your life. Nicky seems a lot happier since she met Steve. You'll be happy to know that Jean is coming with us. I'm perfectly happy to (= I will willingly) help out. I'm so happy (that) everything is working out for you. Barry seems happy enough working for himself. Are you happy about/with (= satisfied with) your new working arrangements? Your mother's not going to be very happy when she sees the mess you've made!formal The manager will be happy (= is willing) to see you this afternoon.

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  • happy adjective (GREETING)

A1 [before noun] (used in greetings for special occasions) full of enjoyment and pleasure: Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! Happy New Year!

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(Definition of happy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"happy" in American English

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happyadjective

us   /ˈhæp·i/
  • happy adjective (PLEASED)

feeling, showing, or causing pleasure or satisfaction: To tell the truth, I’ve never been happier in my whole life. People want movies to have happy endings. [+ (that) clause] I’m happy (that) everything is working out for you. I’ve been very happy with (= satisfied with) the education that my boys have gotten through scouting.
Happy is used as a polite way to express your willingness to do something: [+ to infinitive] I’m driving that way and I’d be happy to drop you off at your home. [+ to infinitive] It was no trouble at all – I was happy to be of help.
Happy is also used in greetings for special occasions, expressing good wishes: Happy birthday! Happy New Year
  • happy adjective (LUCKY)

lucky: By a happy coincidence, we found ourselves on the same flight. Note: said about a condition or situation
(Definition of happy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“happy” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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