KJV Dictionary Definition: merriness


MER'RINESS, n. Mirth; gayety with laughter.


MER'RY, a.

1. Gay and noisy; jovial; exhilarated to laughter.

Man is the merriest species of the creation.

They drank and were merry with him. Gen.43.

2. Causing laughter or mirth; as a merry jest.

3. Brisk; as a merry gale. This is the primary sense of the word.

4. Pleasant; agreeable; delightful.

To make merry, to be jovial; to indulge in hilarity; to feast with mirth. Judges 9.