Judg. ix. 27.
Syn. Cheerful; blithe; lively; sprightly; vivacious; gleeful; joyous; mirthful; jocund; sportive; hilarious.
(Mer"ry) n. (Bot.) A kind of wild red cherry.
(Mer"ry-an"drew) n. One whose business is to make sport for others; a buffoon; a zany; especially,
one who attends a mountebank or quack doctor.
This term is said to have originated from one Andrew Borde, an English physician of the 16th century,
who gained patients by facetious speeches to the multitude.
(Mer"ry-go`-round") n. Any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a ring
of flying hobbyhorses.
(Mer"ry*make`) n. Mirth; frolic; a meeting for mirth; a festival. [Written also merrimake.]
(Mer"ry*make`), v. i. To make merry; to be jolly; to feast. [Written also merrimake.]
(Mer"ry*mak`er) n. One who makes merriment or indulges in conviviality; a jovial comrade.
(Mer"ry*mak`ing) a. Making or producing mirth; convivial; jolly.
(Mer"ry*mak`ing), n. The act of making merry; conviviality; merriment; jollity. Wordsworth.
(Mer"ry*meet`ing) n. A meeting for mirth.
(Mer"ry*thought`) n. The forked bone of a fowl's breast; called also wishbone. See
It is a sportive custom for two persons to break this bone by pulling the ends apart to see who will get
the longer piece, the securing of which is regarded as a lucky omen, signifying that the person holding it
will obtain the gratification of some secret wish.
(Mer"sion) n. [L. mersio. See Merge.] Immersion. [R.] Barrow.
(Me*ru"li*dan) n. [L. merula, merulus, blackbird. See Merle.] (Zoöl.) A bird of the Thrush
(||Me"rus) n. [NL.] (Arch.) See Meros.
(Mer"vaille`) n. Marvel. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Mes-) See Meso-.
(||Me"sa) . [Sp.] A high tableland; a plateau on a hill. [Southwestern U.S.] Bartlett.
(Mes*ac"o*nate) n. (Chem.) A salt of mesaconic acid.
(Mes`a*con"ic) a. [Mes- + -aconic, as in citraconic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating,
one of several isomeric acids obtained from citric acid.
(Mes"ad) adv. Same as Mesiad.
(Mes"al) a. Same as Mesial.
(||Mé`sal`li`ance") n. [F.] A marriage with a person of inferior social position; a misalliance.