Meaning of joy

joy

Pronunciation: ( joi), [key]
— n.
  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.
—v.i.
  1. to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.
—v.t.
  1. to gladden.

Joy

Pronunciation: ( joi), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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