(Joust) v. i. [OE. justen, jousten, OF. jouster, jouster, joster, F. jouter, fr. L. juxta near to,
nigh, from the root of jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Jostle.] To engage in mock combat on horseback,
as two knights in the lists; to tilt. [Written also just.]
For the whole army to joust and tourney.Holland.
(Joust), n. [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste, F. joute. See Joust, v. i.] A tilting
match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field. [Written also just.]
Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament.Milton.
(Joust"er), n. One who jousts or tilts.
(Jove) n. [L. Jupiter, gen. Jovis, OL. Jovis, nom. & gen. for Djovis; akin to E. Tuesday. See
Tuesday, and cf. Jupiter.]
1. The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter.
2. (Astron.) The planet Jupiter. [R.] Pope.
3. (Alchemy) The metal tin.
Bird of Jove, the eagle.
(Jo"vi*al) a. [F., fr. L. Jovialis pertaining to Jove. The planet Jupiter was thought to make those
born under it joyful or jovial. See Jove.]
1. Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter. [Obs.]
Our jovial star reigned at his birth.Shak.
The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or Jovial according to
the colors whereby they answer these planets.Sir T. Browne.
2. Sunny; serene. [Obs.] "The heavens always joviall." Spenser.
3. Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth- inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a
jovial company; a jovial poem.
Be bright and jovial among your guests.Shak.
His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral; the rest are jovial or bacchanalian.Dryden.
This word is a relic of the belief in planetary influence. Other examples are saturnine, mercurial, martial,
Syn. Merry; joyous; gay; festive; mirthful; gleeful; jolly; hilarious.
(Jo"vi*al*ist) n. One who lives a jovial life. Bp. Hall.
(Jo`vi*al"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. jovialité.] The quality or state of being jovial. Sir T. Herbert.
(Jo"vi*al*ly) adv. In a jovial manner; merrily; gayly. B. Jonson.
(Jo"vi*al*ness), n. Noisy mirth; joviality. Hewyt.
(Jo"vi*al*ty) n. Joviality. [R.] Barrow.