'Joy' definitions:

Definition of 'joy'

(from WordNet)
The emotion of great happiness [syn: joy, joyousness, joyfulness] [ant: sorrow]
Something or someone that provides a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight" [syn: joy, delight, pleasure]
Feel happiness or joy [syn: rejoice, joy]
Make glad or happy [syn: gladden, joy] [ant: sadden]

Definition of 'Joy'

  • Joy \Joy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Joyed (joid); p. pr. & vb. n. Joying.] [OF. joir, F. jouir. See Joy, n.] To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult. [1913 Webster]
  • I will joy in the God of my salvation. --Hab. iii. 18. [1913 Webster]
  • In whose sight all things joy. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Joy'

  • Joy \Joy\, v. t.
  • 1. To give joy to; to congratulate. [Obs.] "Joy us of our conquest." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To enjoy. [Obs.] See Enjoy. [1913 Webster]
  • Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Joy'

  • Joy \Joy\ (joi), n. [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.] [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • Glides the smooth current of domestic joy. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
  • Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame. --Heb. xii. 2. [1913 Webster]
  • Tears of true joy for his return. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. That which causes joy or happiness. [1913 Webster]
  • For ye are our glory and joy. --1 Thess. ii. 20. [1913 Webster]
  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever. --Keats. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity. [1913 Webster]
  • Such joy made Una, when her knight she found. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
  • The roofs with joy resound. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'joy'

From: Moby Thesaurus

Joy, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois

From: Gazetteer 2000
Name :
Joy, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000) :
Housing Units (2000) :
Land area (2000) :
0.419880 sq. miles (1.087485 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.419880 sq. miles (1.087485 sq. km)
FIPS code :
Located within :
Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location :
41.196923 N, 90.879702 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.