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ˈdʒoʊ vi əlJovial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfuladjective

    full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"

Wiktionary

  1. jovialadjective

    Pertaining to Jove or Zeus; Jovian.

    Etymology: From jovial, from gioviale, from iovialis, from Iovis, i.e. Jupiter, the planet which was thought by astrologers to bring jollity.

  2. jovialadjective

    Pertaining to the planet Jupiter; Jovian.

    Etymology: From jovial, from gioviale, from iovialis, from Iovis, i.e. Jupiter, the planet which was thought by astrologers to bring jollity.

  3. jovialadjective

    Under the influence of the planet Jupiter (considered a source of happiness).

    Etymology: From jovial, from gioviale, from iovialis, from Iovis, i.e. Jupiter, the planet which was thought by astrologers to bring jollity.

  4. jovialadjective

    Merry; cheerful and good-humored.

    Etymology: From jovial, from gioviale, from iovialis, from Iovis, i.e. Jupiter, the planet which was thought by astrologers to bring jollity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jovialadjective

    of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter

  2. Jovialadjective

    sunny; serene

  3. Jovialadjective

    gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem

Freebase

  1. JOVIAL

    JOVIAL is a high-order computer programming language similar to ALGOL, but specialized for the development of embedded systems. JOVIAL is an acronym for "Jules Own Version of the International Algorithmic Language." The "International Algorithmic Language" was a name originally proposed for ALGOL 58. It was developed by Jules Schwartz in 1959 to compose software for the electronics of military aircraft. During the 1960s JOVIAL was a part of the US Military L-project series, in particular 465L, due to a lack of real-time languages available. 95% of the SACCS project, managed by ITT with software primarily written by SDC, was written in JOVIAL. The software project took two years and fewer than 1400 programmer years, less than half of the equivalent time in the SAGE L-project. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the U.S. Air Force adopted a standardized CPU, the MIL-STD-1750A, and subsequent JOVIAL programs were built for that processor. JOVIAL was standardized during 1973 with MIL-STD-1589 and was revised during 1984 with MIL-STD-1589C. It is still much used to update and maintain software on older military vehicles and aircraft. There are three dialects in common use: J3, J3B-2, and J73.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jovial

    jō′vi-al, adj. joyous: full of mirth and happiness.—ns. Jove, Jupiter; Jovial′ity, Jō′vialness, quality of being jovial.—adv. Jō′vially. [L.,—Jupiter, Jovis, Jupiter, an auspicious star.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jovial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jovial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Jovial in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious-minded woman to marry a jovial man, but not for a serious-minded man to marry a lighthearted woman.

  2. Cecil Williams:

    It is a relationship that we have, he's very jovial, open and a lot of fun, but he's also very serious.

  3. Ian Rapoport:

    This is a man, who publicly was one thing -- he seemed to be a kind of jovial, kooky leader -- these emails obviously uncover the real thoughts of Jon Gruden, i think there are a lot of people wondering -- players, executives of color, many whom I spoke to last night, coaches of color, or just humans -- just wondering if this person is going to get what he deserves.

  4. Jerome K. Jerome:

    The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.

  5. Tony Oppedisano:

    He was incredibly personable, very giving, very caring, very compassionate. The press painted him with that rough exterior, but for the most part, he was just a regular guy. I remember I had gotten a call that my dad was being taken to a hospital in New York. As you can imagine, I wasn’t in the most jovial mood. Frank was doing his best to cheer me up… I remember I went to the bathroom and when I came out, lo and behold, there’s Frank. He had emptied out a pack of unfiltered Camel cigarettes. He stuck like four cigarettes in each ear, three cigarettes in each nostril. And he had about 12 cigarettes across his lips. And he’s just staring at me like that.

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