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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play ; sportive.

2. (superl.) Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.

3. (superl.) Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, / merry jest.

4. (n.) A kind of wild red cherry.

Greek
2165. euphraino -- to cheer, make merry
... to cheer, make merry. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: euphraino Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-frah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I cheer, am glad, make merry ...
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2167. euphrosune -- gladness
... faith (cf. Phil 2:2-5 with 1 Jn 4:17). 2167 ("a merry outlook") brings
Spirit-defined as we with a inner sense triumph. The believer ...
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2431. hilaros -- cheerful
... cheerful. From the same as hileos; propitious or merry ("hilarious"), ie Prompt
or willing -- cheerful. see GREEK hileos. (ilaron) -- 1 Occurrence. 2430, 2431 ...
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2114. euthumeo -- to be of good cheer
... be of good cheer. From euthumos; to cheer up, ie (intransitively) be cheerful; neuter
comparative (adverbially) more cheerfully -- be of good cheer (merry). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8056. sameach -- glad, joyful, merry
... glad, joyful, merry. Transliteration: sameach Phonetic Spelling: (saw-may'-akh)
Short Definition: joyful. ... be glad, joyful, making merry-hearted, rejoicing. ...
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8055. samach -- rejoice, be glad
... 2), make them joyful (1), make us glad (1), make glad (2), makes a glad (2), makes
his glad (1), makes it glad (1), makes...glad (1), makes...merry (1), merry ...
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7832. sachaq -- to laugh
... deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mocker, play, rejoice, laugh to
scorn,. A primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction ...
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3820. leb -- inner man, mind, will, heart
... 1), heart (396), heart's (2), hearts (40), Himself (1), himself (6), imagination
(1), inspiration (2), intelligence (1), kindly (5), life (1), merry-hearted* (1 ...
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1974. hillul -- a rejoicing, praise
... merry, praise. From halal (in the sense of rejoicing); a celebration of thanksgiving
for harvest -- merry, praise. see HEBREW halal. 1973, 1974. hillul. 1975 ...
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7937. shakar -- to be or become drunk or drunken
... be filled with drink abundantly, be, make drunken, be merry. A primitive
root; to become tipsy; in a qualified sense, to satiate ...
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3190. yatab -- to be good, well, glad, or pleasing
... 1), good (1), good (2), good that i do (1), good reason (3), happy (1), joyful
(1), make (1), makes a cheerful (1), makes...acceptable (1), merry (3), pleasant ...
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2896. towb -- pleasant, agreeable, good
... fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness,
-s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most ...
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2895. tob -- to be pleasing or good
... Definition to be pleasing or good NASB Word Usage any (1), did well (2), done well
(1), fair (1), go well (1), good (1), good (5), high (1), merry (3), please ...
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2416. chay -- alive, living
... age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly),
living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick ...
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Library

April 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. ...
... APRIL 8. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). "A
merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Proverbs 17:22). ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /april 8 a merry heart.htm

Thus You See I Can Make Merry with Calamities
... THE THIRD CENTURY 48 Thus you see I can make merry with calamities. Thus
you see I can make merry with calamities, and while I grieve ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/traherne/centuries of meditations/48 thus you see i.htm

1872-1874. Letter from Rev. AMW Christopher --Letter from Gulf of ...
... Lawrence-Mrs. Birt's Sheltering Home, Liverpool"Letter to Mrs. Merry"Letter from
Canada"Miss Macpherson's return to England" Letter of cheer for Dr ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lowe/gods answers/chapter v 1872-1874 letter from.htm

The Prodigal Son.
... and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring
hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat, and be merry: for this my ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/arnot/the parables of our lord/xxiv the prodigal son.htm

A Lament
... The merry merry lark was up and singing, And the hare was out and feeding on the
lea; And the merry merry bells below were ringing, When my child's laugh rang ...
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The Prodigal Son.
... robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and
bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry: for this my ...
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And There came unto Him Publicans and Sinners to Hear his Word. .. ...
... it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and put on him shoes on his feet: [1835]
and bring and [25] slay a fatted ox, that we may eat and make merry: [1836] for ...
/.../hogg/the diatessaron of tatian/section xxvi and there came.htm

Chapter ii.
... For he flees from those who sorrow. "And to mirth, What doest thou?" Why dost
thou repair to those who are not at liberty to be merry? ...
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But Let us Come to These Two Commentaries which He Alone Excepts ...
... And first of all, as to these poor weak women about whom he makes himself merry,
because they say that after the resurrection they will not have their frail ...
/.../23 but let us come.htm

God's Love Even for Sinners
... And bring the fatted calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this son of
mine was dead but has come back to life, he was lost but has been found.' So ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/gods love even for sinners.htm

Thesaurus
Merry (38 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy. 3. (superl.) Causing laughter, mirth,
gladness, or delight; as, / merry jest. ...Merry (38 Occurrences). ...
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Merry-hearted (1 Occurrence)
Merry-hearted. Merryhearted, Merry-hearted. Merrymakers . Multi-Version
Concordance Merry-hearted (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 24:7 The new wine mourns. ...
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Fare (13 Occurrences)
... The Greek is euphrainomai, "be merry," and occurs 14 times in the New Testament,
10 in a good sense (Luke 15:23, 14, 29, 32, all referring to the merry-making ...
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Merrymakers (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Merrymakers (3 Occurrences). Isaiah 24:7 The new wine
faileth, the vine fadeth; all the merry-hearted do sigh. (See NIV). ...
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Drank (70 Occurrences)
... They drank, and were merry with him. ... Ruth 3:7 And Boaz ate and drank, and his heart
was merry, and he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn. ...
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Joke (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (vt) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as,
to joke a comrade. 4. (vi) To do something for sport, or ...
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Lady's (8 Occurrences)
... ate, and drank, both of them together: and the young lady's father said to the man,
"Please be pleased to stay all night, and let your heart be merry." (WEB). ...
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Ease (46 Occurrences)
... take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry" (Luke 12:19). Walter G. Clippinger. ... Take your
ease, eat, drink, be merry."' (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV). ...
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Damsel's (8 Occurrences)
... eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man,
Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry. ...
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Cheer (22 Occurrences)
... Cheerful occurs in Proverbs 15:13, 15 (the King James Version "merry"); Zechariah
8:19; Zechariah 9:17 the King James Version; Sirach 30:25; 2 Corinthians 9:7 ...
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Concordance
Merry (38 Occurrences)

Luke 12:19
I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 15:23
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 15:24
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 15:29
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 15:32
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 16:19
And -- a certain man was rich, and was clothed in purple and fine linen, making merry sumptuously every day,
(YLT)

James 5:13
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
(KJV)

Revelation 11:10
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Genesis 43:34
He sent portions to them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Exodus 32:6
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
(See JPS)

Judges 9:27
And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and trode the grapes, and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.
(KJV WBS)

Judges 16:25
It happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may entertain us." They called for Samson out of the prison; and he performed before them. They set him between the pillars;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Judges 19:6
So they sat down, ate, and drank, both of them together: and the young lady's father said to the man, "Please be pleased to stay all night, and let your heart be merry."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Judges 19:9
When the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father-in-law, the young lady's father, said to him, "Behold, now the day draws toward evening, please stay all night: behold, the day grows to an end, lodge here, that your heart may be merry; and tomorrow go on your way early, that you may go home."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Judges 19:22
As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain base fellows, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may have sex with him!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Ruth 3:7
When Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. She came softly, uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 18:7
The women sang one to another as they played, and said, "Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands."
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 25:36
Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken. Therefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 6:5
David and all the house of Israel played before Yahweh with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps, and with stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with castanets, and with cymbals.
(See RSV)

2 Samuel 6:21
And David said unto Michal, It was before Jehovah, who chose me above thy father, and above all his house, to appoint me prince over the people of Jehovah, over Israel: therefore will I play before Jehovah.
(See JPS RSV)

2 Samuel 13:28
Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "Mark now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I tell you,'Strike Amnon,' then kill him. Don't be afraid. Haven't I commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

1 Kings 4:20
Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

1 Kings 21:7
Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

1 Chronicles 13:8
David and all Israel played before God with all their might, even with songs, and with harps, and with stringed instruments, and with tambourines, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
(See RSV)

1 Chronicles 15:29
And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of Jehovah came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David dancing and playing; and she despised him in her heart.
(See JPS RSV)

2 Chronicles 7:10
And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had showed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
(KJV WBS)

Esther 1:10
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcass, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Job 21:12
They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the pipe.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 15:13
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
(KJV JPS WBS)

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
(KJV JPS WBS)

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
(KJV JPS WBS)

Ecclesiastes 8:15
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS NAS)

Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go your way-eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Ecclesiastes 10:19
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
(KJV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 15:17
I didn't sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand; for you have filled me with indignation.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 30:19
Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Jeremiah 31:4
Again will I build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: again you shall be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who make merry.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 31:13
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Merry

Related Terms

Merry-hearted (1 Occurrence)

Fare (13 Occurrences)

Merrymakers (3 Occurrences)

Drank (70 Occurrences)

Joke (1 Occurrence)

Lady's (8 Occurrences)

Ease (46 Occurrences)

Damsel's (8 Occurrences)

Cheer (22 Occurrences)

Joyful (83 Occurrences)

Enjoy (68 Occurrences)

Sport (99 Occurrences)

Shouted (65 Occurrences)

Merrily (1 Occurrence)

Drunk (84 Occurrences)

Abundance (194 Occurrences)

Ate (138 Occurrences)

Drinking (114 Occurrences)

Xerxes (24 Occurrences)

Quietly (30 Occurrences)

Zethar (1 Occurrence)

Kid (42 Occurrences)

Nabal's (7 Occurrences)

Needful (17 Occurrences)

Nearly (13 Occurrences)

Jez'ebel (19 Occurrences)

Joyous (10 Occurrences)

Jezreelite (9 Occurrences)

Laughter (14 Occurrences)

Languishes (11 Occurrences)

Govern (21 Occurrences)

Groweth (29 Occurrences)

Gaudy (1 Occurrence)

Gossip (7 Occurrences)

Gay (2 Occurrences)

Gavest (36 Occurrences)

It's (28 Occurrences)

Insignificant (9 Occurrences)

Feasted (6 Occurrences)

Fatted (17 Occurrences)

Faileth (26 Occurrences)

Frolic (3 Occurrences)

Festive (2 Occurrences)

Fadeth (9 Occurrences)

Fellows (30 Occurrences)

Trode (8 Occurrences)

Timbrels (9 Occurrences)

Transgress (26 Occurrences)

Tambours (8 Occurrences)

Tambourines (13 Occurrences)

Tune (15 Occurrences)

Transgressed (44 Occurrences)

Tabrets (6 Occurrences)

Revel (6 Occurrences)

Resting (117 Occurrences)

Revelers (4 Occurrences)

Roundabout (3 Occurrences)

Repose (8 Occurrences)

Rejoice (259 Occurrences)

Excess (20 Occurrences)

Eunuchs (33 Occurrences)

Entertain (8 Occurrences)

Eaten (211 Occurrences)

Easy (14 Occurrences)

Entertained (5 Occurrences)

Else's (5 Occurrences)

Drieth (6 Occurrences)

Daybreak (19 Occurrences)

Drunken (38 Occurrences)

Dwindle (10 Occurrences)

Dwelt (307 Occurrences)

Dances (8 Occurrences)

Diminished (11 Occurrences)

Decreased (5 Occurrences)

Disdained (6 Occurrences)

Draws (20 Occurrences)

Merryhearted (1 Occurrence)

Mocker (11 Occurrences)

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