1. [ adjective ] full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Synonyms: gay jovial jolly mirthful jocund

"when hearts were young and gay" "the jolly crowd at the reunion" "jolly old Saint Nick" "a jovial old gentleman" "have a merry Christmas" "peals of merry laughter" "a mirthful laugh"

Related terms: joyous
2. [ adjective ] offering fun and gaiety
Synonyms: festive gay festal gala

"a gala ball after the inauguration" "a festive (or festal) occasion" "gay and exciting night life" "a merry evening"

Related terms: joyous
3. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1152
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6743
5. [ adjective ] quick and energetic
Synonyms: brisk snappy rattling spanking zippy lively

"a brisk walk in the park" "a lively gait" "a merry chase" "traveling at a rattling rate" "a snappy pace" "a spanking breeze"

Related terms: energetic
Similar spelling:   Mery