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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·ry a. [Compar. Merrier superl. Merriest.]
 1. Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play; sportive.
    They drank, and were merry with him.   --Gen. xliii. 34.
    I am never merry when I hear sweet music.   --Shak.
 2. Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.
    Is any merry? let him sing psalms.   --Jas. v. 13.
 3. Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, a merry jest. Merry wind and weather.”
 Merry dancers. See under Dancer.
 Merry men, followers; retainers. [Obs.]
 His merie men commanded he
 To make him bothe game and glee.   --Chaucer.
 -- To make merry, to be jovial; to indulge in hilarity; to feast with mirth. --Judg. ix. 27.
 Syn: -- Cheerful; blithe; lively; sprightly; vivacious; gleeful; joyous; mirthful; jocund; sportive; hilarious.