Definition of Joy. Meaning of Joy. Synonyms of Joy

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Definition of Joy

Joy Joy, n. [OE. joye, OF. joye, joie, goie, F. joie, L. gaudia, pl. of gaudium joy, fr. gaudere to rejoice, to be glad; cf. Gr. ? to rejoice, ? proud. Cf. Gaud, Jewel.] 1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight. Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy. --Dryden. Glides the smooth current of domestic joy. --Johnson. Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame. --Heb. xii. 2. Tears of true joy for his return. --Shak. Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good. --Locke. 2. That which causes joy or happiness. For ye are our glory and joy. --1 Thess. ii. 20. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. --Keats. 3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity. Such joy made Una, when her knight she found. --Spenser. The roofs with joy resound. --Dryden. Note: Joy is used in composition, esp. with participles, to from many self-explaining compounds; as, joy-hells, joy-ringing, joy-inspiring, joy-resounding, etc. Syn: Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness; exultation; transport; felicity; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity; hilarity.
Joy Joy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Joyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Joying.] [OF. joir, F. jouir. See Joy, n.] To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult. I will joy in the God of my salvation. --Hab. iii. 18. In whose sight all things joy. --Milton.

Meaning of Joy from wikipedia

- joy may refer to: happiness , an emotion. joy (given name), people with the given name joy. joy (surname), people with the surname joy
- norman humbert joy (7 july 1874 – 20 january 1953) was a british ornithologist and coleopterist . he is best known for his two-volume work
- 'joy!' is **** dad 's best known and most successful song. it was featured on fifa 2000 and in 2002 on a mitsubishi television commercial
- joy valve gear is a type of steam locomotive valve gear , designed by david joy (1825–1903), locomotive and marine engineer, and patent ed
- 'ode to joy' ('an die freude' , links no, first line de , 'freude, schöner götterfunken is an ode written in the summer of 1785 by german
- jesu, joy of man's desiring is the most common english title of the 10th and last movement of the cantata herz und mund und tat und leben
- joy 94.9 (call sign: 3joy), broadcasting at 94.9 fm in melbourne, is australia's first and only **** and **** community radio station
- joy adamson (born friederike victoria gessner; 20 january 1910 – 3 january 1980) was a naturalist, artist, and author best known for her
- joy davidman (born helen joy davidman; 18 april 1915 – 13 july 1960) was an american poet and writer. often referred to as a child prodigy
- joy is the second studio album released by canadian singer-songwriter fefe dobson , and third studio album to be recorded. it was