happy Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “happy” - Learner’s Dictionary

happy

adjective
 
 
/ˈhæpi/
PLEASED A1 pleased and in a good mood, especially because something good has happened: I'm glad you've finally found someone who makes you happy. Jean seems much happier now that she's moved out.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
happy to do sth A2 to be willing to do something: I'd be very happy to help, if you need me to.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
SHOWING HAPPINESS A1 making you feel happy, or expressing happiness: a big, happy smile Did the book have a happy ending?Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
SATISFIED A2 satisfied and not worried: Are you happy with your exam results? I'm not very happy about you travelling alone at night.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
Happy Birthday/New Year, etc A1 something friendly that you say to someone on a special day or holiday: Happy Anniversary! →  Opposite unhappy Birthdays and anniversariesSpecific holidays and festivalsReligious festivals
(Definition of happy from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More