Joy ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Joy ( noun )

  1. A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
  2. Something or someone that one is particularly happy or pleased with.


Old english gieoge, gioge, of germanic origin; related to dutch and german geuogen, also to young.


  1. The joy of the holiday season is seeing family and friends.
  2. The birth of her child brought her great joy.
  3. The concert was a source of joy for the music lover.
  4. The joy of victory was short-lived as they quickly realized the true cost.
  5. The joy of discovery is what drives scientific research.

(As a verb)

Joy ( verb )

  1. To feel great pleasure and happiness.
  2. To take great pleasure in (something).


Middle english: from old french joir, from latin gaudere "rejoice".


  1. She joyed in the little things in life.
  2. He joyed in his children's accomplishments.
  3. I joy in the beauty of nature.
  4. They joyed in their success.
  5. We joy in the company of friends.
Some random words: nonaligned, holly, precipitant