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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rejoicing  \Re*joi"cing\  (-s?ng),  n. 
  1.  Joy;  gladness;  delight. 
  We  should  particularly  express  our  rejoicing  by  love 
  and  charity  to  our  neighbors.  --R.  Nelson. 
  2.  The  expression  of  joy  or  gladness. 
  The  voice  of  rejoicing  and  salvation  is  in  the 
  tabernacles  of  the  righteous.  --Ps.  cxviii 
  3.  That  which  causes  to  rejoice;  occasion  of  joy. 
  Thy  testimonies  have  I  taken  as  an  heritage  forever, 
  for  they  are  the  rejoicing  of  my  heart.  --Ps.  cxix. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rejoice  \Re*joice"\  (r[-e]*jois"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Rejoiced}  (-joist");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Rejoicing} 
  (-joi"s?ng).]  [OE.  rejoissen  OF  resjouir  resjoir  F. 
  r['e]jouir;  pref.  re-  re-  +  OF  esjouir  esjoir  F. 
  ['e]jouir,  to  rejoice;  pref.  es-  (L.  ex-)  +  OF  jouir,  joir, 
  F.  jouir,  from  L.  gaudere  to  rejoice.  See  {Joy}.] 
  To  feel  joy;  to  experience  gladness  in  a  high  degree;  to  have 
  pleasurable  satisfaction;  to  be  delighted.  ``O,  rejoice 
  beyond  a  common  joy.''  --Shak. 
  I  will  be  glad  and  rejoice  in  thy  mercy.  --Ps.  xxxi.  7. 
  Syn:  To  delight;  joy;  exult;  triumph. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  joyful  and  proud  especially  because  of  triumph  or  success; 
  "rejoicing  crowds  filled  the  streets  on  VJ  Day";  "a 
  triumphal  success";  "a  triumphant  shout"  [syn:  {exultant}, 
  {exulting},  {jubilant},  {prideful},  {triumphal},  {triumphant}] 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  great  happiness 
  2:  the  utterance  of  sounds  expressing  great  joy 

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