Associations to the word «Mercy»


MERCY, noun. (uncountable) relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another
MERCY, noun. (uncountable) forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.
MERCY, noun. (uncountable) A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion
MERCY, noun. (countable) Instances of forbearance or forgiveness.
MERCY, noun. A blessing, something to be thankful for.
MERCY, noun. (phrasal) Subjugation, power.
MERCY, verb. (obsolete) To thank.
MERCY, proper noun. A female given name, one of the less common Puritan virtue names.
MERCY CHAIR, noun. (architecture) a small, ornately carved wooden protrusion in a cathedral wall, allowing a person to rest against it without actually sitting during long religious services.
MERCY FUCK, noun. (slang) (vulgar) An act of sexual intercourse performed out of pity for the other person's inadequate sex life.
MERCY FUCKS, noun. Plural of mercy fuck
MERCY KILLER, noun. A person who commits mercy killing
MERCY KILLERS, noun. Plural of mercy killer
MERCY KILLING, noun. Euthanasia.
MERCY RULE, noun. (sports) In sporting parlance, a rule that ends a one-sided contest prior to its natural conclusion.
MERCY SEAT, noun. (Christianity) The lid of the Ark of the Covenant, on which God is said to have been enthroned; taken to represent the throne in heaven.

Dictionary definition

MERCY, noun. Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court".
MERCY, noun. A disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband".
MERCY, noun. The feeling that motivates compassion.
MERCY, noun. Something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive".
MERCY, noun. Alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy".

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe