joy, joyousness, joyfulness(noun)
the emotion of great happiness
joy, delight, pleasure(verb)
something or someone that provides a source of happiness
"a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"
feel happiness or joy
make glad or happy
The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness.
They will be a source of strength and joy in your life.
An activity etc which causes this feeling.
The joys and demands of new parents.
To feel joy, to rejoice.
Origin: joye, from joie, from gaudia, neuter plural (mistaken as feminine singular) of gaudium, from gaudere. Displaced native wunne (from wynn), hight, hught (from ), rot, root (from rot), murȝe murghe (from myrg), gleo (from gleow, gliw), blisse (from blisse, blīþs).
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
that which causes joy or happiness
the sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity
to rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult
to give joy to; to congratulate
to gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate
Origin: [OF. joir, F. jouir. See Joy, n.]
Joy is the final album by the Scottish band Skids. It was the fourth studio record and their first after the departure of signature guitarist Stuart Adamson, who then founded Big Country. As such, it represented a change of direction from rock to folk music, amplifying the traditional Scottish element already hinted at in previous releases. The band line-up featured Richard Jobson and Russell Webb, with J. J. Johnson, Paul Wishart & a collection of musical friends. They all went to Britannia Row Studios in London for rehearsals and song development. Sessions in July 1981 led to the release of the first single from the upcoming album. The single "Fields" was released in August 1981, with Kenny Hyslop on drums. The song also featured Billy MacKenzie, and Alan Rankine, who were the core members of the band The Associates. Guesting, early in her career, was Virginia Astley. The strummed guitar and marching band elements signalled a change in direction, though the rabble-rousing melody and football pitch vocal delivery were standard Skids fare.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
joi, n. gladness: rapture, mirth: the cause of joy.—v.i. to rejoice: to be glad: to exult:—pr.p. joy′ing; pa.p. joyed.—v.t. Joy (Milt.), to enjoy.—n. Joy′ance (Spens.), gaiety, festivity.—adj. Joy′ful, full of joy: very glad, happy, or merry.—adv. Joy′fully.—n. Joy′fulness.—adj. Joy′less, without joy: not giving joy.—adv. Joy′lessly.—n. Joy′lessness.—adj. Joy′ous, full of joy, happiness, or merriment.—adv. Joy′ously.—n. Joy′ousness.—The Seven Joys of the Virgin:—the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Adoration of the three wise men, the Presentation in the Temple, the Discovery of the child in the Temple amidst the doctors, her Assumption and Coronation. [Fr. joie (It. gioja)—L. gaudium—gaudēre, to rejoice.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'joy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3942
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'joy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4194
Rank popularity for the word 'joy' in Nouns Frequency: #1496
The numerical value of joy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of joy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's a joy of seeing, there's a joy of being alive.
It has been nothing but a joy to serve this state for over 34 years.
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation know the nature of joy.
As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express,the more joy you experience.
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Translations for joy
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- سرور, فرحArabic
- joia, alegriaCatalan, Valencian
- κέφι, χαρά, ευφορία, αγαλλίασηGreek
- regocijo, alegría, gozo, júbilo, felicidadSpanish
- riemu, iloFinnish
- àigh, soganScottish Gaelic
- öröm, Hungarian
- 기쁨, 즐거움Korean
- gaudium, gaudimoniumLatin
- glede, frygd, frydNorwegian Nynorsk
- glede, frydNorwegian
- ił hózhǫ́Navajo, Navaho
- uciecha, radośćPolish
- fericire, voioșie, bucurie, veselie, jovialitateRomanian
- радость, весельеRussian
- सुख, हर्षSanskrit
- срећа, veselje, radost, sreća, весеље, радостSerbo-Croatian
- haz, sevinç, keyifTurkish
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