Merry


Merry
Merry f
English: originally apparently an assimilated form of MERCY (SEE Mercy). In Dickens's novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Mr Pecksniff's daughters CHARITY (SEE Charity) and Mercy are known as Cherry and Merry. Nowadays the name is usually bestowed because of its association with the adjective denoting a cheerful and jolly temperament (cf. HAPPY (SEE Happy)). In the accent of the central and northern United States there is no difference in pronunciation between MERRY (SEE Merry) and MARY (SEE Mary).

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  • Merry — Mer ry, a. [Compar. {Merrier}; superl. {Merriest}.] [OE. merie, mirie, murie, merry, pleasant, AS. merge, myrige, pleasant; cf. murge, adv.; prob. akin to OHG. murg, short, Goth. gama[ u]rgjan to shorten; cf. L. murcus a coward, who cuts off his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merry — may refer to: Happy Alcohol intoxication Merry (surname) Merry (EP), an EP by Gregory Douglass Merry (song), a song by American power pop band Magnapop Meriadoc Brandybuck, from The Lord of the Rings Merry Pemberton, from various DC Comics Merry… …   Wikipedia

  • merry — merry, blithe, jocund, jovial, jolly mean indicating or showing high spirits or lightheartedness often in play and laughter. Merry implies a gay, cheerful temper or mood and uninhibited enjoyment of frolic, festivity, or fun of any sort {a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • merry — (adj.) O.E. myrge pleasing, agreeable, pleasant, sweet; pleasantly, melodiously, from P.Gmc. *murgijaz, which probably originally meant short lasting, (Cf. O.H.G. murg short, Goth. gamaurgjan to shorten ), from PIE *mreghu short (see BRIEF (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • merry — ► ADJECTIVE (merrier, merriest) 1) cheerful and lively. 2) Brit. informal slightly drunk. ● make merry Cf. ↑make merry DERIVATIVES merrily a …   English terms dictionary

  • merry — [mer′ē] adj. merrier, merriest [ME mery < OE myrge, pleasing, agreeable, akin to OHG murgi, short < IE base * mreĝhu , *mrĝhu , short > Gr brachys, L brevis, short: basic sense “lasting a short time, seeming brief”] 1. full of fun and… …   English World dictionary

  • Merry — Mer ry (m[e^]r r[y^]), n. (Bot.) A kind of wild red cherry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merry — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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