• IPA: /ˈhæpinɪs/, /ˈhæpinəs/


  1. (uncountable) The emotion of being happy; joy.
    • 1877, W. S. Gilbert, The Sorcerer
      Yes, Aline, true happiness comes of true love, and true love should be independent of external influences.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) prosperity, thriving, wellbeing.
    • 1776, United States Declaration of Independence
      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
  3. (archaic, uncountable) Good luck; good fortune.
    • 1643, — William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, I-i
      All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!
  4. (obsolete, countable) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; — used especially of language.
    Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. — Alexander Pope.
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  • Russian: сча́стье

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