Definition of halcyon:
- A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher ( sancta) of Australia.
- Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
- Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice.
gilded, well-off, prospering, aureate, fortunate, thriving, favorable, lucky, genus Halcyon, roaring, well-to-do, gold, happy, well-situated, comfortable, well-fixed, gilt, well-heeled, booming, still, prosperous, golden, stilly, palmy, favourable, easy, flourishing, peaceful.
It indulged in refreshing reminiscences of those halcyon days, not long gone by, when France, enjoying perfect tranquillity within its own borders, was calmly and regularly carrying on its long wars beyond the frontier.- "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
And, indeed, in other days in this same city of Boston, in the halcyon days of the " Academy" concerts at the old Odeon, or still more ancient Boston Theatre, many of the Brook- Farmers were present in the flesh.- "From the Easy Chair, series 3", George William Curtis.
- "Sketches of the Covenanters", J. C. McFeeters.