Cheek by jowl, with the cheeks close together; side by side; in close proximity. "I will go with thee cheek by jole." Shak. " Sits cheek by jowl." Dryden.

(Jowl), v. t. To throw, dash, or knock. [Obs.]

How the knave jowls it to the ground.

(Jowl"er) n. (Zoöl.) A dog with large jowls, as the beagle.

(Jow"ter) n. A mounted peddler of fish; — called also jouster. [Obs.] Carew.

(Joy) n. [OE. joye, OF. joye, joie, goie, F. joie, L. gaudia, pl. of gaudium joy, fr. gaudere to rejoice, to be glad; cf. Gr. to rejoice, proud. Cf. Gaud, Jewel.]

1. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.

Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.

Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.

Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.
Heb. xii. 2.

Tears of true joy for his return.

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

2. That which causes joy or happiness.

For ye are our glory and joy.
1 Thess. ii. 20.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.

Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.

The roofs with joy resound.

Joy is used in composition, esp. with participles, to from many self-explaining compounds; as, joy-bells, joy-bringing, joy-inspiring, joy-resounding, etc.

Syn. — Gladness; pleasure; delight; happiness; exultation; transport; felicity; ecstasy; rapture; bliss; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity; hilarity.

(Jo"vi*an) a. Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter

(Jo`vi*cen"tric) a. [See Jove, and Center.] (Astron.) Revolving around the planet Jupiter; appearing as viewed from Jupiter. [R.] J. R. Hind.

(Jo*vin"ian*ist) n. (Script. Hist.) An adherent to the doctrines of Jovinian, a monk of the fourth century, who denied the virginity of Mary, and opposed the asceticism of his time.

(Jowl) n. [For older chole, chaul, AS. ceaft jaw. Cf. Chaps.] The cheek; the jaw. [Written also jole, choule, chowle, and geoule.]

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