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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joy  \Joy\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  give  joy  to  to  congratulate.  [Obs.]  ``Joy  us  of  our 
  conquest.''  --Dryden. 
 
  To  joy  the  friend,  or  grapple  with  the  foe.  --Prior. 
 
  2.  To  gladden;  to  make  joyful;  to  exhilarate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Neither  pleasure's  art  can  joy  my  spirits.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  enjoy.  [Obs.]  See  {Enjoy}. 
 
  Who  might  have  lived  and  joyed  immortal  bliss. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joy 
  n  1:  the  emotion  of  great  happiness  [syn:  {joyousness},  {joyfulness}] 
  [ant:  {sorrow}] 
  2:  something  or  someone  that  provides  pleasure;  a  source  of 
  happiness;  "a  joy  to  behold";  "the  pleasure  of  his 
  company";  "the  new  car  is  a  delight"  [syn:  {delight},  {pleasure}] 
  v  1:  feel  happiness  or  joy  [syn:  {rejoice}] 
  2:  make  glad  or  happy  [syn:  {gladden}]  [ant:  {sadden}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Joy,  IL  (village,  FIPS  38739) 
  Location:  41.19687  N,  90.87956  W 
  Population  (1990):  452  (210  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61260 




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