Webster 1913 Edition
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.
Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her
Glides the smooth current of domestic
Who, for the
joythat was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.
Heb. xii. 2.
Tears of true
joyfor his return.
Joyis a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.
That which causes joy or happiness.
For ye are our glory and
1 Thess. ii. 20.
A thing of beauty is a
The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
joymade Una, when her knight she found.
The roofs with
Syn. – Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness; exultation; transport; felicity; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity; hilarity.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
joyin the God of my salvation.
Hab. iii. 18.
In whose sight all things
To give joy to; to congratulate.
[Obs.]“Joy us of our conquest.”
joythe friend, or grapple with the foe.
To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
Neither pleasure’s art can
Who might have lived and
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune,the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits.
Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.
Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds,
Joy to my soul and transport to my lay.
2.Gayety; mirth; festivity.
The roofs with joy resound.
Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.
4.A glorious and triumphant state.
--Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross. Heb.12.
5.The cause of joy or happiness.
For ye are our glory and joy. 1 Thess 2.
6.A term of fondness; the cause of you.
I will joy in the God of my salvation. Hab.3.
1.To gladden; to exhilarate.
My soul was joyed in vain.
2.To enjoy; to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of. [Little used. See Enjoy.]