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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rejoice, joyverb

    feel happiness or joy

  2. exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilateverb

    to express great joy

    "Who cannot exult in Spring?"

  3. wallow, rejoice, triumphverb

    be ecstatic with joy


  1. rejoiceverb

    To be very happy, be delighted, exult; to feel joy.

  2. rejoiceverb

    To have (someone) as a lover or spouse; to enjoy sexually.

  3. rejoiceverb

    To make happy, exhilarate.

  4. Etymology: From resjoir, (Modern French réjouir)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Rejoiceverb

    To exhilarate; to gladden; to make joyful; to glad.

    Thy testimonies are the rejoicings of my heart. Ps. cxix.

    Alone to thy renown ’tis giv’n,
    Unbounded through all worlds to go;
    While she great saint rejoices heav’n,
    And thou sustain’st the orb below. Matthew Prior.

    I should give Cain the honour of the invention; were he alive, it would rejoice his soul to see what mischief it had made. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

  2. To REJOICEverb

    To be glad; to joy; to exult; to receive pleasure from something past.

    Etymology: rejouir, Fr.

    This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelesly, that said, there is none beside me. Zeph. ii. 15.

    I will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. Jer. xxxi. 13.

    Let them be brought to confusion, that rejoice at mine hurt. Psalm xxxv. 26.

    Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done. Exodus xviii. 9.

    They rejoice each with their kind. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rejoiceverb

    to feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted

  2. Rejoiceverb

    to enjoy

  3. Rejoiceverb

    to give joy to; to make joyful; to gladden

  4. Rejoicenoun

    the act of rejoicing


  1. Rejoice

    Rejoice is an album by The Emotions released in 1977 on Columbia Records and produced by Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire. The album contains the highly successful number one Pop, R&B and Disco hit "Best of My Love", and Rejoice has been certified platinum in the US by the RIAA. Rejoice was also the third bestselling R&B album of 1977. In a 2007 interview when asked which album that he produced, besides those that he did for Earth, Wind & Fire, is his favorite, White replied: "The Emotions's Rejoice because it had a great vibe, a great ‘feel’. Yeah, I'm proud of that production."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rejoice

    rē-jois′, v.i. to feel and express joy again and again: to be glad: to exult or triumph.—v.t. to make joyful: to gladden.—ns. Rejoice′ment, rejoicing; Rejoic′er; Rejoic′ing, act of being joyful: expression, subject, or experience of joy.—adv. Rejoic′ingly, with joy or exultation. [O. Fr. resjoir (Fr. réjouir)—re-, again, jouir, to enjoy—joie, joy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rejoice in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rejoice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rejoice in a Sentence

  1. Cherokee Proverb:

    When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

  2. Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics:

    Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.

  3. Roger Severino:

    The pro-life movement should rejoice with how the SCOTUS oral argument went, i count six votes upholding the Mississippi law and 5 to 6 directly overturning Roe. Only Sotomayor defended the more extreme arguments of the pro-abortion side (and poorly).

  4. Jewish Proverb:

    Rejoice not at thine enemy's fall - but don't rush to pick him up either.

  5. Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

    Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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