English - Vietnamese Dictionary
happy /'hæpi/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- vui sướng, vui lòng (một công thức xã giao)
- I shall be happy to accept your invitation: tôi sung sướng nhận lời mời của ông
- sung sướng, hạnh phúc
- a happy marriage: một cuộc hôn nhân hạnh phúc
- khéo chọn, rất đắt, rất đúng, tài tình (từ, thành ngữ, câu nói...); thích hợp (cách xử sự...)
- a happy rectort: câu đối đáp rất tài tình
- a happy guess: lời đoán rất đúng
- (từ lóng) bị choáng váng, bị ngây ngất (vì bom...)
+enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune
+marked by good fortune
+eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
+well expressed and to the point
Advanced English Dictionary
1 pleased, delighted, glad, joyous, joyful, overjoyed, jubilant, cheerful, cheery, blithe, blithesome, glad, light-hearted, contented, exhilarated, exultant, cock-a-hoop, elated, exuberant, thrilled, gleeful, euphoric, ecstatic, satisfied, gratified, Colloq on top of the world, on cloud nine, pleased as Punch, tickled pink, Brit in the seventh heaven, over the moon, US in seventh heaven:
Her parents were happy that Georgina was married at last.
2 lucky, fortuitous, propitious, fortunate, auspicious, advantageous, beneficial, favourable, felicitous, opportune, timely, well-timed, apt, appropriate:
By a happy chance, we were in Bermuda at the same time.
+ adjective (happier, happiest)Collocation Dictionary
feeling / giving pleasure
1 ~ (to do sth)
~ (for sb)
~ (that ...) feeling or showing pleasure; pleased: a happy smile / face + You don't look very happy today. + We are happy to announce the engagement of our daughter. + I'm very happy for you.
2 giving or causing pleasure: a happy marriage / memory / childhood + The story has a happy ending. + Those were the happiest days of my life.
3 if you wish sb a Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, etc. you mean that you hope they have a pleasant celebration
4 ~ (with / about sb/sth) satisfied that sth is good or right; not anxious: Are you happy with that arrangement? + If there's anything you're not happy about, come and ask. + I'm not happy with his work this term. + She was happy enough with her performance. + I'm not too happy about her living alone. + I said I'd go just to keep him happy.
5 ~ to do sth (formal) willing or pleased to do sth: I'm happy to leave it till tomorrow. + He will be more than happy to come with us.
6 lucky; successful: By a happy coincidence, we arrived at exactly the same time. + He is in the happy position of never having to worry about money.
7 (formal) (of words, ideas or behaviour) suitable and appropriate for a particular situation: That wasn't the happiest choice of words.
happiness noun [U]: to find / achieve true happiness + Her eyes shone with happiness. + Their grandchildren are a constant source of happiness.
Idioms: a happy event the birth of a baby
a / the happy medium something that is in the middle between two choices or two ways of doing sth: She tried to strike a happy medium between making the questions too hard and making them too easy.
many happy returns (of the day) used to wish sb a happy and pleasant birthday
more at MEAN n.
1 feeling pleasure
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound
Outwardly the couple appeared happy. Andrew felt happier than he had been for a long time.
| become | make sb
Money won't make you happy.
| keep sb
He went home from time to time, to keep his mother happy.
extremely, only too, particularly, really, very
We'd be only too happy to accept your invitation.
| completely, perfectly, quite
Mum seemed perfectly happy with my explanation.
| genuinely, truly
For the first time in her life, she felt truly happy.
| far from, not altogether, not at all, not entirely, not exactly, not particularly, not too, not totally
Her boss was not entirely happy about the situation.
| fairly, pretty, reasonably, relatively | just
I'm just happy to be back home.
| absurdly, amazingly, blissfully, deliriously, ecstatically, radiantly, ridiculously, strangely, surprisingly | clearly, obviously
I'm not too happy about her attitude.
So you're getting married, I hear. I'm really happy for you!
I was quite happy with the way things went.
2 giving pleasure
extremely, gloriously, particularly, very, wonderfully
It had been a gloriously happy time.
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