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JOY, n.

1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune,the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire gladness exultation exhilaration of spirits.

Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.

Bring heavenly balm to heal my country's wounds,

Joy to my soul and transport to my lay.

2. Gayety mirth festivity.

The roofs with joy resound.

3. Happiness felicity.

Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.

4. A glorious and triumphant state.

--Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross. Hebrews 12

5. The cause of joy or happiness.

For ye are our glory and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2 .

6. A term of fondness the cause of you.

JOY, To rejoice to be glad to exult.

I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3

JOY, To give joy to to congratulate to entertain kindly.

1. To gladden to exhilarate.

My soul was joyed in vain.

2. To enjoy to have or possess with pleasure, or to have pleasure in the possession of. Little used. See Enjoy.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Joy'. King James Dictionary.

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