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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 joy /ˈʤɔɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joy n.
 1. 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.   --Dryden.
    Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.   --Johnson.
    Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.   --Heb. xii. 2.
    Tears of true joy for his return.   --Shak.
    Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.   --Locke.
 2. That which causes joy or happiness.
    For ye are our glory and joy.   --1 Thess. ii. 20.
    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.   --Keats.
 3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
    Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.   --Spenser.
    The roofs with joy resound.   --Dryden.
 Note:Joy is used in composition, esp. with participles, to from many self-explaining compounds; as, joy-bells, joy-bringing, joy-inspiring, joy-resounding, etc.
 Syn: -- Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness; exultation; transport; felicity; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity; hilarity.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Joyed p. pr. & vb. n. Joying.]  To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
    I will joy in the God of my salvation.   --Hab. iii. 18.
    In whose sight all things joy.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joy, v. t.
 1. To give joy to; to congratulate. [Obs.] Joy us of our conquest.”
    To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe.   --Prior.
 2. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate. [Obs.]
    Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits.   --Shak.
 3. To enjoy. [Obs.] See Enjoy.
    Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the emotion of great happiness [syn: joyousness, joyfulness]
           [ant: sorrow]
      2: something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of
         happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his
         company"; "the new car is a delight" [syn: delight, pleasure]
      v 1: feel happiness or joy [syn: rejoice]
      2: make glad or happy [syn: gladden] [ant: sadden]