(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.
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) n. [For older chole, chaul, AS. ceaft jaw. Cf. Chaps.] The cheek; the jaw. [Written also
jole, choule, chowle, and geoule.]
(Jowl), v. t. To throw, dash, or knock. [Obs.]
How the knave jowls it to the ground.Shak.
(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.Dryden.
Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.Johnson.
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.Shak.
Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of
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.Keats.
3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.Spenser.
The roofs with joy resound.Dryden.
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.
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