(Joc`u*lar"i*ty) n. Jesting; merriment.
(Joc"u*lar*ly) adv. In jest; for sport or mirth; jocosely.
(Joc"u*la*ry) a. [L. jocularius. Cf. Jocular.] Jocular; jocose; sportive. Bacon.
(Joc"u*la`tor) n. [L. See Juggler.] A jester; a joker. [Obs.] Strutt.
(Joc"u*la*to*ry) a. [L. joculatorius.] Droll; sportive. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Joc"und) [L. jocundus, jucundus, orig., helpful, fr. juvare to help. See Aid.] Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive.
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund dayShak.
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
Rural sports and jocund strains.Prior.
Joc"und*ly adv. Joc"und*ness, n.
(Joc"und), adv. Merrily; cheerfully. Gray.
(Jo*cun"di*ty) n. [L. jocunditas jucunditas. See Jocund, and cf. Jucundity.] The state or
quality of being jocund; gayety; sportiveness.
(Joe) n. See Johannes.
(Joe" Mil"ler) [From Joseph Miller, a comic actor, whose name was attached, after his death,
to a popular jest book published in 1739.] A jest book; a stale jest; a worn-out joke. [Colloq.]
It is an old Joe Miller in whist circles, that there are only two reasons that can justify you in not returning
trumps to your partner's lead; i. e., first, sudden illness; secondly, having none.Pole.
(Joe`-Pye" weed`) (Bot.) A tall composite plant of the genus Eupatorium with purplish
flowers, and whorled leaves.
(Jog) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jogged (jogd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jogging ] [OE. joggen; cf. W. gogi to
shake, and also E. shog, shock, v.]
1. To push or shake with the elbow or hand; to jostle; esp., to push or touch, in order to give notice, to
excite one's attention, or to warn.
Now leaps he upright, jogs me, and cries: Do you seeDonne.
Yonder well-favored youth?
Sudden I jogged Ulysses, who was laidPope.
Fast by my side.
2. To suggest to; to notify; to remind; to call the attention of; as, to jog the memory.
3. To cause to jog; to drive at a jog, as a horse. See Jog, v. i.
(Jog), v. i. To move by jogs or small shocks, like those of a slow trot; to move slowly, leisurely, or
monotonously; usually with on, sometimes with over.
Jog on, jog on, the footpath way.Shak.
So hung his destiny, never to rot,Milton.
While he might still jog on and keep his trot.
The good old ways our sires jogged safely over.R. Browning.