Definitions for joydʒɔɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a feeling or state of great delight or happiness; keen pleasure; elation.
a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight:
a book that was a joy to read.
the expression or display of glad feeling; gaiety.
(v.i.)to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.
(v.t.)Obs. to gladden.
Origin of joy:
1175–1225; < OF joie, joye < LL gaudia, orig. neut. pl. of L gaudium joy =gaud(ēre) to be glad +-ium -ium1
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling of great happiness
the joy of seeing his family again; children laughing with joy
sb or sth that brings you joy
Football is one of his greatest joys in life.
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
Translations for joy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The children jumped for joy when they saw the new toys.
- فَرَح شديدArabic
- alegriaPortuguese (BR)
- die FreudeGerman
- μεγάλη χαρά, ευτυχίαGreek
- alegría, júbiloSpanish
- glede, lykkeNorwegian
- uciecha, radośćPolish
- ความสุขสันต์; ความปีติยินดีThai
- sevinç, neşeTurkish
- 歡欣Chinese (Trad.)
- hạnh phúcVietnamese
- 欢乐Chinese (Simp.)
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