Joyed



[joi] /dʒɔɪ/

noun
1.
the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation:
She felt the joy of seeing her son’s success.
2.
a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated:
Her prose style is a pure joy.
3.
the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4.
a state of happiness or felicity.
verb (used without object)
5.
to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.
verb (used with object)
6.
Obsolete. to gladden.
/dʒɔɪ/
noun
1.
a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment
2.
something causing such a feeling; a source of happiness
3.
an outward show of pleasure or delight; rejoicing
4.
(Brit, informal) success; satisfaction: I went to the bank for a loan, but got no joy
verb
5.
(intransitive) to feel joy
6.
(transitive) (obsolete) to make joyful; gladden
n.

c.1200, “feeling of pleasure and delight;” c.1300, “source of pleasure or happiness,” from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium “joy,” from gaudere “rejoice,” from PIE root *gau- “to rejoice” (cf. Greek gaio “I rejoice,” Middle Irish guaire “noble”). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.
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