From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) . See (l), (l).
(obsolete) To honour, praise or celebrate.
* 1596 , '', 1805, H. J. Todd (editorial notes), ''The Works of Edmund Spenser ,
- Thenceforth it firmely was e?tabli?hed, / And for Apolloes temple highly herried .
From earlier (m), from (etyl) (m), . More at (l).
(transitive, obsolete, Scotland)
* 1728 , Robert Lindsay, Robert Freebairn, The History of Scotland: From 21 February, 1436, to March, 1565 ,
* 1822 , , The Three Perils of Man; Or, War, Women, and Witchcraft ,
- In the Spring of the Year thereafter, this inte?tine War, within the Bowels of this Commonweal, began to increase ay more and more; and ?o continued two Years; during the which Time, the Dougla??es burnt and herried all Lands pertaining to the King and his A??i?ters; and al?o to them that were not plain on his Faction.
* , The Deer-Stalkers of Glenskiach , 1840,
- The heroic Sim flew to horse, and desired all that were friends to the Scots to follow, while Laidlaw addressed his compeers, saying, "Up, lads, and let us ride; our host must not be herried while we are under his roof."
- The victories of Inverlochy, of Alderne, and of Alford, the herrying of Argyleshire, and the sacking of Dundee, could scarcely make up for the terrible toils encountered in climhing the bleak precipices of the west, in wading through drifts of snow among the mountains during the depths of winter,.
* (l) (obsolete)
Jolly and full of high spirits
- We had a very merry Christmas.
Festive and full of fun and laughter
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
- f I have the chance, I will make our worshipful Sheriff pay right well for that which he hath done to me. Maybe I may bring him some time into Sherwood Forest and have him to a right merry feast with us.
- Everyone was merry at the party.
Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight.
- The play moved along at a merry pace.
- a merry jest
(euphemistic) drunk; tipsy
- merry wind and weather
- Some of us got a little merry at the office Christmas party.
* (obsolete) mery
* Merry Christmas
* Merry Eid