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 for merry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Merry \Mer"ry\ (m[e^]r"r[y^]), n. (Bot.)
     A kind of wild red cherry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 thumb to escape military service; the
     Anglo-Saxon and English meanings coming from the idea of
     making the time seem short. Cf. Mirth.]
     1. Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good
        spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play; sportive.
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              They drank, and were merry with him.  --Gen. xliii.
                                                    34.
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              I am never merry when I hear sweet music. --Shak.
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     2. Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.
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              Is any merry? let him sing psalms.    --Jas. v. 13.
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     3. Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, a merry
        jest. "Merry wind and weather." --Spenser.
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     Merry dancers. See under Dancer.
  
     Merry men, followers; retainers. [Obs.]
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              His merie men commanded he
              To make him bothe game and glee.      --Chaucer.
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     To make merry, to be jovial; to indulge in hilarity; to
        feast with mirth. --Judg. ix. 27.
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     Syn: Cheerful; blithe; lively; sprightly; vivacious; gleeful;
          joyous; mirthful; jocund; sportive; hilarious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  merry
      adj 1: full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts
             were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in
             such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "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" [syn: gay, jocund,
             jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful]
      2: offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion";
         "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening" [syn: gay,
         festal, festive, merry]
      3: quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively
         gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a
         snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: alert, brisk,
         lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "merry":
     addled, animated, beery, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, blithe,
     blithesome, boon, buoyant, buxom, carefree, carouse, celebrate,
     cheerful, cheery, convivial, crapulent, crapulous, delighted,
     dizzy, drenched, drunk, drunken, exhilarating, exuberant, far-gone,
     festal, festive, flustered, fou, frivolous, frolic, full, gala,
     gay, giddy, glad, gladsome, gleeful, glorious, happy, hilarious,
     in liquor, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, intoxicated, jocular,
     jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, laughter-loving,
     light-hearted, lighthearted, lively, mad, make merry, maudlin,
     mellow, merrymaking, mirth-loving, mirthful, muddled, nappy,
     on the loose, reeling, rejoicing, revel, riant, risible, shikker,
     sodden, sotted, sprightly, tiddly, tipsy, unconstrained,
     under the influence, vivacious, wild
  
  

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