• Anything that causes such a feeling.

    "the joys and demands of parenthood"

  • A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good. They will be a source of strength and joy in your life.

    "a child's joy on Christmas morning"

  • (obsolete) The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity.
  • Luck or success; a positive outcome.


  • (intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To give joy to; to congratulate.
  • (transitive, archaic) To enjoy.

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