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hap·py

 (hăp′ē)
adj. hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est
1. Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy. See Synonyms at glad.
2. Cheerful; willing: happy to help.
3. Characterized by good luck. See Synonyms at fortunate.
4. Being especially well-adapted; felicitous: a happy turn of phrase.
5.
a. Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination: trigger-happy.
b. Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination: money-happy; clothes-happy.

[Middle English, from hap, luck; see hap.]

hap′pi·ly adv.
hap′pi·ness n.

hap•pi•ly

(ˈhæp ə li)

adv.
1. in a happy manner; with pleasure.
2. by good fortune; luckily.
3. aptly; appropriately.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.happily - in a joyous mannerhappily - in a joyous manner; "they shouted happily"
unhappily - in an unpleasant way; "they were unhappily married"
2.happily - in an unexpectedly lucky way; "happily he was not injured"
sadly, unhappily - in an unfortunate way; "sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"

happily

adverb
1. luckily, fortunately, providentially, favourably, auspiciously, opportunely, propitiously, seasonably Happily, his neck injuries were not serious.
2. joyfully, cheerfully, gleefully, blithely, merrily, gaily, joyously, delightedly Albert leaned back happily and lit a cigarette.
3. willingly, freely, gladly, enthusiastically, heartily, with pleasure, contentedly, lief (rare) If I've caused any offence, I will happily apologise.
Translations
بِسَعَادَةٍبِسَعادَه
naštěstíspokojeněšťastně
gladglædeligtlykkeligt
onnellisesti
nasreću
boldogan
幸福に
행복하게
feliciter
na srečosrečno
lyckligt
อย่างมีความสุข
mutluluklaseve seve
hạnh phúc

happily

[ˈhæpɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= contentedly) [smile, say, play] → alegremente, felizmente
it all ended happilytodo acabó felizmentetodo tuvo un final feliz
they lived happily together for many yearsvivieron los dos felices durante muchos años
I'm a happily married mansoy un hombre feliz en mi matrimonio
he said he would happily lend us the moneydijo que nos dejaría el dinero con mucho gusto, dijo que gustosamente nos dejaría el dinero
2. (= without difficulty) → sin ningún problema
Muslims and Catholics live happily together heremusulmanes y católicos conviven aquí sin ningún problema
blackberries will grow happily in any good soillas moras crecen bien en cualquier tipo de tierra
she'll happily spend £100 on a dressse puede gastar 100 libras en un vestido tan tranquilamente
3. (= fortunately) → afortunadamente, por fortuna
happily, no one was hurtafortunadamente or por fortuna, nadie resultó herido

happily

[ˈhæpɪli] adv
(= cheerfully) [say, smile] → gaiement, joyeusement
"Don't worry!" he said happily → "Ne te fais pas de souci!" dit-il joyeusement.
(= contentedly) [play] → tranquillement; [live] → dans le bonheur
to be happily married [couple] → être heureux/euse en ménage; [husband] → être un époux comblé; [wife] → être une épouse comblée
and they all lived happily ever after (in fairy tale)ils vécurent heureux et eurent beaucoup d'enfants
(= readily, willingly) [admit, accept] → volontiers
I would happily spend the rest of my life here → Je passerais volontiers le reste de ma vie ici.
I will happily do it for you → Je m'en chargerai volontiers.
(= fortunately) → heureusement
Happily, everything went well → Heureusement, tout s'est bien passé.

happily

adv
glücklich; say, playvergnügt, fröhlich; it all ended happilyes ging alles gut or glücklich aus; a happily married manein glücklich verheirateter Mann; they lived happily ever after (in fairy tales) → und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind, dann leben sie noch heute; his dream was to get married and live happily ever aftersein Wunschtraum war, zu heiraten und dann glücklich und zufrieden zu leben
(= harmoniously) live together, combineharmonisch; these plants grow happily in any good soildiese Pflanzen wachsen gut or problemlos in allen guten Böden
(= gladly)gern; I would happily have lent her the moneyich hätte ihr das Geld ohne Weiteres geliehen
(= fortunately)glücklicherweise, zum Glück; happily for him, he can afford itzu seinem Glück kann er es sich leisten
(= felicitously)glücklich, treffend; happily worded/chosenglücklich formuliert/gewählt

happily

[ˈhæpɪlɪ] adv (contentedly, play, work) → tranquillamente; (cheerfully, say) → con gioia; (laugh) → con allegria; (fortunately) → per fortuna, fortunatamente
and they lived happily ever after → e vissero per sempre felici e contenti

happy

(ˈhӕpi) adjective
1. having or showing a feeling of pleasure or contentment. a happy smile; I feel happy today.
2. willing. I'd be happy to help you.
3. lucky. By a happy chance I have the key with me.
ˈhappiness noun
ˈhappily adverb
The child smiled happily; Happily, (= Fortunately,) she arrived home safely.
ˌhappy-go-ˈlucky adjective
not worrying about what might happen. cheerful and happy-go-lucky.
happy medium
a sensible middle course between two extreme positions. I need to find the happy medium between starving and over-eating.

happily

بِسَعَادَةٍ spokojeně glad glücklich χαρούμενα felizmente onnellisesti joyeusement nasreću felicemente 幸福に 행복하게 gelukkig lykkelig szczęśliwie felizmente счастливо lyckligt อย่างมีความสุข seve seve hạnh phúc 快乐地
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Those foolish, yet well meant words, had opened a new world to Meg, and much disturbed the peace of the old one in which till now she had lived as happily as a child.
Louise and her hus- band did not live happily together and everyone agreed that she was to blame.
and, blushing under his tan, Tom thrust the letter into his pocket and strode away, while Ned laughed happily.
But it will pass happily over, especially if you let her alone.
Happily, I may say that I utter nothing but the thoughts and the wishes of the King of Israel himself; for though the times may call for some slight changes, yet does this version which we use in the colonies of New England so much exceed all other versions, that, by its richness, its exactness, and its spiritual simplicity, it approacheth, as near as may be, to the great work of the inspired writer.
Without demanding a surrender, they furiously assaulted the garrison, which was happily prepared to oppose them; and, after they had expended much ammunition in vain, and killed the cattle round the fort, not being likely to make themselves masters of this place, they raised the siege, and departed in the morning of the third day after they came, with the loss of about thirty killed, and the number of wounded uncertain.
Happily, their father, completely absorbed in a practical, scientific, and approving contemplation of the topography and material resources of the scene of his future labors, had no time to notice their defection.
He delighted in the swell and subsidence of the rhythm, and the happily recurring rhyme.
Happily, Ichabod Crane was not in so great a hurry as his historian, but did ample justice to every dainty.
One could easily fix his type; it never, happily, dies out.
But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
The first time Stubb lowered with him, Pip evinced much nervousness; but happily, for that time, escaped close contact with the whale; and therefore came off not altogether discreditably; though Stubb observing him, took care, afterwards, to exhort him to cherish his courageousness to the utmost, for he might often find it needful.