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.