Definition of happiness
1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity <all happiness bechance to thee — William Shakespeare>
2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joyb : a pleasurable or satisfying experience <I wish you every happiness in life.> <I had the happiness of seeing you — W. S. Gilbert>
Examples of happiness in a sentence
They made a toast to long life and happiness.
<her happiness was complete when she got her very own house>
Origin and Etymology of happiness
First Known Use: 15th century
HAPPINESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of happiness for English Language Learners
: the state of being happy
: an experience that makes you happy
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