joy

Definitions

  • The Joys of Motoring
    The Joys of Motoring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v joy make glad or happy
    • v joy feel happiness or joy
    • n joy something or someone that provides a source of happiness "a joy to behold","the pleasure of his company","the new car is a delight"
    • n joy the emotion of great happiness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Volkswagen was originally called the "Strength Through Joy Wagon".
    • Joy That which causes joy or happiness. "For ye are our glory and joy .""A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
    • Joy 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 joy .""Glides the smooth current of domestic joy .""Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.""Tears of true joy for his return.""Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good."
    • Joy The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity. "Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.""The roofs with joy resound."
    • Joy To enjoy. "Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss."
    • Joy To give joy to; to congratulate. "Joy us of our conquest.""To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe."
    • Joy To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate. "Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits."
    • v. i Joy To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult. "I will joy in the God of my salvation.""In whose sight all things joy ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • n joy An emotion of pleasure, generally sudden, caused by the gratification of any passion or desire; ardent happiness arising from present or expected good; exultant satisfaction; exhilaration of spirits; gladness; delight.
    • n joy A source of enjoyment or rejoicing; that which causes gladness or happiness.
    • n joy Diversion; festivity.
    • n joy An occasional name of the plant Ranunculus arvensis.
    • n joy Synonyms Pleasure, Delight, etc. (see gladness); Glee, etc. (see hilarity); happiness, felicity, rapture, bliss.
    • joy To take or feel joy; rejoice; be glad; exult.
    • joy To give joy to;cause to rejoice; gladden; delight.
    • joy To enjoy; possess with pleasure, or have pleasure in the possession of.
    • joy To wish joy to; felicitate; congratulate.
    • n joy In astrology, an inferior fortitude, as when a planet is in the dignities of another planet congenial to him.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Joy joi gladness: rapture, mirth: the cause of joy
    • v.i Joy to rejoice: to be glad: to exult:—pr.p. joy′ing; pa.p. joyed
    • v.t Joy (Milt.) to enjoy
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Quotations

  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “The parents age must be remembered, both for joy and anxiety.”
  • Will Schultz
    Will Schultz
    “Joy comes from using your potential.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “The soul's joy lies in doing.”
  • C. S. Lewis
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    “I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  • Jean Paul
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    “Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.”
  • Eileen Caddy
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    “Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.”

Idioms

Full of the joys of spring - If you are full of the joys of spring, you are very happy and full of energy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. joye, OF. joye, joie, goie, F. joie, L. gaudia, pl. of gaudium, joy, fr. gaudere, to rejoice, to be glad; cf. Gr. gai`ein to rejoice, gay^ros proud. Cf. Gaud Jewel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. joie (It. gioja)—L. gaudiumgaudēre, to rejoice.

Usage

In literature:

They were a pure joy till bedtime, but then, and later, were not wholly a source of unmixed pleasure.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Then she knew that her release was at hand and her heart danced for joy.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
He had wandered over many lands in all parts of the world, and had known his share of sorrow and of joy.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He looked quickly away, pressing back his head, a pain of joy running through him.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I had spoken to no one of what had passed within me, and I trusted it had not been noticed; but all my joy was gone.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
Her pain was his pain; her joy was his joy; her agony was his torture.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
The joy in the Lord and the joy of the Lord is to be your portion now and in the day of His joy and glory.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
He hated joy, and the evidences of joy in others.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Let us sink ourselves in the universal joy, let us be at one with the human race.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
No end to all the people that have gone before; And they who still succeed, in them shall find no joy.
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
But, in fact, many of my desires would bring you joy in their gratification, you know.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
She greeted the priest tenderly, and expressed mingled surprise and joy that he felt able to leave his bed so soon.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Such was the solace and joy poor Adam and Eve lived to experience in their first children!
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
They too experienced joys and sorrows; they too had their day, felt deeply, were glad and sad, and had hearts like the others.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
He could not join as heartily as he might then have done in the proud joy of the young officer.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
They were too much like joy, senseless joy!
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
A thought not calculated to increase the officer's joy at the approaching wedding-day.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
It is a joy to meet with such originality and depth.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The selfless life sounded barren and cold; it roused no flicker of joy.
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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In poetry:

'Tis sure the worst woe
To know not wherefore
My heart suffers so
Without joy or woe.
"Ariettes Oubliees" by Paul Verlaine
We are not lovers, you and I,
Upon this sunny lane,
But children who have never known
Love's joy or pain.
"Love’s Way To Childhood" by Cale Young Rice
Thou may'st outpour in music
Thy very soul... 'Twere vain!
In stone thou canst not waken
A throb of joy or pain.
"In The Wilderness" by Morris Rosenfeld
I lie in the light and listen
To his perfect melody,
He sings for the joy of singing,
And not for the sake of me.
"The Lark's Song" by Alexander Anderson
The joyful bird
Can now be heard
With melody to sing!
All nature, too,
Unites to view
The pleasant days of Spring.
"To Spring" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
All the world may marvel why
Joyful with great joy am I;
None may know who cannot say,
"Love was with me yesterday!"
"Remembrance" by Charles Hanson Towne

In news:

Enlarge Chris Clark chrisclark@mlive.com Julia Bauer hugs her daughter Joy in a pre-operating room at St Mary's Hospital.
DiMaggio , usually stoic, seemed to speak with joy at the arrival of his son.
A fundraising dog wash for uninsured cancer patient Joy Fowler.
The Joys and Challenges of Being a Disruptor at a 94-Year-Old Startup.
In Modern Family, writes Hanna Rosin, dad Phil Dunphy, played by Ty Burrell, is "the center of joy and fun in his household".
The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre, translated by Kathryn Spink Doubleday, 464 pp.
JLo has Dubai hoteliers singing with joy as bookings hit high note.
Car seat, diapers, changing table, crib, stroller, blankets, onesies: A new baby is a bundle of joy that also costs a bundle of cash.
Joy Kreikemier, left, and Valerie Erwin talk after casting their votes at Springhill School in Belgrade, Mont.
They had moments of joy.
It's that time of year, so this week I want to share with you the joy of homemade holiday eggnog .
It's that time of year, so this week I want to share with you the joy of homemade holiday eggnog.
Jenny Chinn and Luke Egging joyfully announce their upcoming marriage on Oct 6, 2012.
The last US soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief.
Teaching kids the joy of giving.
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In science:

Joye, Dynamical Localization for d-Dimensional Random Quantum Walks, Quantum Inf.
Dynamical Localization of Random Quantum Walks on the Lattice
Joye, The Langevin equation for a quantum heat bath, J.
Quantum random walks and thermalisation II
Joye, Weak coupling and continuous limits for repeated quantum interactions, J.
Quantum random walks and thermalisation II
Joye, Dynamical Localization of the Chalker-Coddington Model far from Transition, J.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
Joye, Spectral Analysis of Unitary Band Matrices, Commun.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
Joye, Fractional moment estimates for random unitary operators, Lett.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
Joye, Random Time-Dependent Quantum Walks, Commun.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
We are grateful for discussions with Megan Donahue, Marshall Joy, Sandeep Patel and Jack Hughes.
Is MS1054-03 an exceptional cluster? A new investigation of ROSAT/HRI X-ray data
Joy et al. 1986), and indeed the soft emission is suppressed there.
Chandra Observations of Extended X-ray Emission in Arp 220
In doing so, we can convey to them and to the public some of the joy and satisfaction we get in studying general relativity and gravity.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Many astrophysicists worldwide have experienced the joy of talking about the physical Universe and their fascinating work to the public, in conferences or in schools.
Bringing Science into Schools through Astronomy. Project ASTRO, Tucson
Sien veral Popescu, S., Rohrlich, D. se ”The Joy of Entanglement ¨en bydraes deur Bennett, Chuang, Jozsa e.a.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Since the review of display techniques and image analysis by Rots (1986), there has been no systematic investigation into the usefulness of advanced display technologies for astronomical datasets [although for specific cases see Norris (1994), Hultquist et al. (2003), Joye & Mandel (2004)].
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
Joye, Spectral analysis of unitary band matrices, Comm.
CMV matrices: Five years after
Joy et al. (2001) have previously detected the SZ effect decrement in this cluster.
A study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich increment using archival SCUBA data
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