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JOY, n.

1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune,the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits.

Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.

Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds,

Joy to my soul and transport to my lay.

2. Gayety; mirth; festivity.

The roofs with joy resound.

3. Happiness; felicity.

Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.

4. A glorious and triumphant state.

--Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross. Heb.12.

5. The cause of joy or happiness.

For ye are our glory and joy. 1 Thess 2.

6. A term of fondness; the cause of you.

JOY, v.i. To rejoice; to be glad; to exult.

I will joy in the God of my salvation. Hab.3.

JOY, v.t. To give joy to; to congratulate; to entertain kindly.

1. To gladden; to exhilarate.

My soul was joyed in vain.

2. To enjoy; to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of. [Little used. See Enjoy.]



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JOY, n.

1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune,the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits.

Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.

Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds,

Joy to my soul and transport to my lay.

2. Gayety; mirth; festivity.

The roofs with joy resound.

3. Happiness; felicity.

Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.

4. A glorious and triumphant state.

--Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross. Heb.12.

5. The cause of joy or happiness.

For ye are our glory and joy. 1 Thess 2.

6. A term of fondness; the cause of you.

JOY, v.i. To rejoice; to be glad; to exult.

I will joy in the God of my salvation. Hab.3.

JOY, v.t. To give joy to; to congratulate; to entertain kindly.

1. To gladden; to exhilarate.

My soul was joyed in vain.

2. To enjoy; to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of. [Little used. See Enjoy.]

JOY, n. [Fr. joie; It. gioia; Arm. joa, contracted G. jauchzen, to shout; D. juichen, to rejoice; Sp. gozo; Port. id. This word belongs to the Class Cg, and its radical sense is probably, to shout, or to leap, or to play or sport, and allied perhaps to joke and juggle. Qu. L. gaudium.]

  1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune, the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits. Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good. – Locke. Peace, / Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds, / Joy to my soul, and transport to my lay. – D. Humphrey.
  2. Gayety; mirth; festivity. The roofs with joy resound. – Dryden.
  3. Happiness; felicity. Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy. – Dryden.
  4. A glorious and triumphant state. Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross. – Heb. xii.
  5. The cause of joy or happiness. For ye are our glory and joy. – 1 Thess. ii.
  6. A term of fondness; the cause of joy.

JOY, v.i.

To rejoice; to be glad; to exult. I will joy in the God of my salvation. – Hab. iii.


JOY, v.t.

  1. To give joy to; to congratulate; to entertain kindly.
  2. To gladden; to exhilarate. My soul was joyed in vain. – Pope.
  3. [Fr. jouir.] To enjoy; to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of. [Little used. See Enjoy.] – Milton. Dryden.

Joy
  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. 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.

  3. To give joy to; to congratulate.

    [Obs.] "Joy us of our conquest." Dryden.

    To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe. Prior.

  4. 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.

  5. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.

    [Obs.]

    Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits. Shak.

  6. 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.

    * Joy is used in composition, esp. with participles, to from many self-explaining compounds; as, joy-bells, joy-bringing, joy-inspiring, joy-resounding, etc.

    Syn. -- Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness; exultation; transport; felicity; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity; hilarity.

  7. To enjoy.

    [Obs.] See Enjoy.

    Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss. Milton.

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Joy

JOY, noun

1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune, the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits.

JOY is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.

Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds,

JOY to my soul and transport to my lay.

2. Gayety; mirth; festivity.

The roofs with joy resound.

3. Happiness; felicity.

Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy

4. A glorious and triumphant state.

--Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross. Hebrews 12:2.

5. The cause of joy or happiness.

For ye are our glory and joy 1 Thessalonians 2:19.

6. A term of fondness; the cause of you.

JOY, verb intransitive To rejoice; to be glad; to exult.

I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18.

JOY, verb transitive To give joy to; to congratulate; to entertain kindly.

1. To gladden; to exhilarate.

My soul was joyed in vain.

2. To enjoy; to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of. [Little used. See Enjoy.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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