[hang-kou; Chinese hahn-koh] /ˈhæŋˈkaʊ; Chinese ˈhɑnˈkoʊ/
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
a former city in E Hubei province, in E China: now part of Wuhan.
a former city in SE China, in SE Hubei at the confluence of the Han and Yangtze Rivers: one of the Han Cities; merged with Hanyang and Wuchang in 1950 to form the conurbation of Wuhan
[hap-ee-nis] /ˈhæp i nɪs/ noun 1. the quality or state of being . 2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. n. 1520s, “good fortune,” from happy + -ness. Meaning “pleasant and contented mental state” is from 1590s. Phrase greatest happiness for the greatest number was in Hutcheson (1725).
[hap] /hæp/ noun 1. one’s luck or lot. 2. an occurrence, happening, or accident. verb (used without object), happed, happing. 3. to happen: if it so hap. [hap, ap] /hæp, æp/ Chiefly Pennsylvania. noun 1. a comforter or quilt. verb (used with object) 2. to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt. /hæp/ […]
[hap-ee] /ˈhæp i/ adjective, happier, happiest. 1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person. 2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind. 3. favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land. 4. apt or […]
- Happy as a pig in slop
adjective phrase Very happy; euphoric: happy as a pig in slop just to be playing in the National Football League [1970s+; a euphemism for happy as a pig in shit, found by 1896]