Crossword clues for joy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Joy \Joy\, v. t.
To give joy to; to congratulate. [Obs.] ``Joy us of our conquest.''
To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe.
To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate. [Obs.]
Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits.
To enjoy. [Obs.] See Enjoy.
Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss.
Joy \Joy\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Joyed (joid); p. pr. & vb. n. Joying.] [OF. joir, F. jouir. See Joy, n.] To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
--Hab. iii. 18.
In whose sight all things joy.
Joy \Joy\ (joi), n. [OE. joye, OF. joye, joie, goie, F. joie, L. gaudia, pl. of gaudium joy, fr. gaudere to rejoice, to be glad; cf. Gr. gai`ein to rejoice, gay^ros proud. Cf. Gaud, Jewel.]
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.
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.
The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.
The roofs with joy resound.
Note: 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c.1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cognates: Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.
n. A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good. vb. (context intransitive English) To feel joy, to rejoice.
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Joy differs from happiness in that it is an emotion. Happiness, on the other hand, is what we might think of as a feeling, which is more fleeting. Joy may be thought of as "the emotional dimension of the good life, of a life that is both going well and is being lived well."
Joy may also refer to:
Joy (1990) is a novel by Marsha Hunt about the relationship between two African-American women that is based on secrets, lies, and delusion. Mainly set in a posh New York apartment in the course of one day in the spring of 1987, the novel contains frequent flashbacks that describe life in a black neighbourhood in the 1950s and 1960s. The book also deals with stardom in the music business and some people's inability, despite their riches, to make their own American Dream come true and to lead fulfilled lives.
The Joy programming language in computer science is a purely functional programming language that was produced by Manfred von Thun of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Joy is based on composition of functions rather than lambda calculus. It has turned out to have many similarities to Forth, due not to design but to a sort of parallel evolution and convergence. It was also inspired by the function-level programming style of Backus's FP.
Joy is a tiny lunar crater located in the irregular ground just to the west of Mare Serenitatis. It is a circular, cup-shaped feature with a slightly raised rim. The crater was designated Hadley A until it was renamed by the IAU. Mons Hadley lies to the west-northwest in the Montes Apenninus range.
Joy is the fourth and final album by Scottish punk rock and new wave band Skids. It was their first after the departure of signature guitarist Stuart Adamson, who went on to found Big Country. As such, it represented a change of direction from rock towards folk music, amplifying the traditional Scottish element already hinted at in previous releases.
First introduced to the U.S. in 1949, Joy was an early example of a product being reformulated to include the fragrance of lemons and helped begin the overall trend toward citrus-scented cleaning products. Joy is designed for use in the hand washing of dishes, not automatic dishwashers, and as such also contains emollients designed to protect the user's hands from drying out.
Joy is currently available in several fragrances and varieties, including an anti- bacterial formula, and is available in both "non-ultra" and "ultra" (concentrated) strengths.
The product was an early and long-term sponsor of several " soap operas", including the long-running pioneering soap Search for Tomorrow. There are several kinescopes existing of 1950s' "soap operas" containing these commercials, usually with the famous slogan, "From grease to shine in half the time".
The Joy brand was introduced into Japan during the 1990s, where it became market leader for a period of time.
Joy is a three-song seven-inch EP by American hardcore punk band Minutemen. Recorded not long after the release of their first EP Paranoid Time, it was the first release that Minutemen had issued on their own New Alliance Records label in 1981. Their prolific nature would continue when their first full-length album The Punch Line hit record store shelves three months after the release of Joy.
The EP also appears as part of the My First Bells cassette and the Post-Mersh Vol. 3 CD, both on SST Records. SST reissued the EP in 1987 not long after buying New Alliance Records from Mike Watt. When SST took over the New Alliance label and back catalogue, the label redated the copyright on the EP to be 1987, causing some fans to believe that the EP contained previously unreleased material. The EP was also reissued as a 10" colored vinyl EP and in 1988 as a three-inch CD.
According to the record's liner notes, the entire EP was recorded and mixed in five hours.
Joy is a series of semi-autobiographical erotic novels by Joy Laurey, the pen name of Jean-Pierre Imbrohoris. The character is a supermodel whose father is American and mother is French.
The books have been adapted as movies and TV miniseries.
Joy is the first album by the Japanese punk group Stalin, released on February 25, 1989.
"Joy" is a 1983 single released by Marvin Gaye, the final single issued from his Midnight Love album. The song, which was built around a funk vibe, was inspired by Gaye's religious background, which had also inspired songs such as " God is Love", " Everybody Needs Love" and " Praise". Gaye introduced the song as a tribute to his father during his 1983 concert tour.
The song peaked at number seventy-eight on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and was the last single Gaye released while alive. Three later posthumous releases would reach the Billboard Top 40 over the next twenty years.
The album was produced by American musician Dan Hartman, and features singer Nona Hendryx, on female background vocals to "Slow Motion," the last but one song of the track listing.
Paul King's debut solo album did not chart, and only produced a minor hits for two single releases: "I Know", which stalled at Number 58, and "Follow My Heart", which failed to chart in the UK Top 75.
Joy is a Austrian pop band, best known for the hits "Touch By Touch" and "Valerie".
"Joy" is the sixth episode of the fifth season of House and the ninety-second episode overall. It aired on October 28, 2008.
"Joy" is a 1992 song recorded by French singer-songwriter François Feldman. It was the third single from his third album Magic Boul'vard, and was released in the first days of February 1992. The song, the singer's 12th single overall, achieved great success in France, becoming the best-selling single of the year.
Jah Roots has released a fifth album, Joy. It was recorded at LION and FOX Recording Studios, released in April 2008, and charted on iTunes Top 100 Reggae Albums. 1.
Joy is a common female given name meaning Joy, Happiness, Joyful. A common variant of the name is the Latin female given name Joyce (name).
"Joy" is a 1988 new jack swing song by American singer Teddy Pendergrass. It written by Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway and Joel Davis. The single was Teddy Pendergrass' first number one on the Black Singles chart in ten years, where it stayed for two weeks. The single was also his first solo entry on the Hot 100 in seven years. "Joy" also peaked at number forty-two on the dance chart.
Joy is the eleventh major studio album by the American rock band Phish, released on September 8, 2009, on the band's own label, JEMP Records. The album marked Phish's return after a four-year break, and also re-united the band with producer Steve Lillywhite, who last worked with Phish on their 1996 release, Billy Breathes.
Noting that 2009 marked the band's 25th anniversary together, Rolling Stone described Joy's songs as something akin to "a belated birthday party" characterized by nostalgic, reflective lyrics that appear to be influenced by guitarist Trey Anastasio's struggle with drug abuse during the intervening years. Rolling Stone praised the album as "genuinely great" and "a deeper trip than most Phish LPs".
The first single, "Time Turns Elastic"—originally a multi-movement work for strings, guitar and vocals released as an album earlier in the year by Anastasio—was released for iTunes-only download on May 26, 2009. The album's second single, "Backwards Down The Number Line", was released on iTunes and began radio rotation on August 17, 2009.
Amazon.com released an exclusive live version of "Backwards Down the Number Line", recorded at Red Rocks during the band's summer tour, as a download-only bonus track.
All ten songs were performed live during the band's 2009 summer tour, and have been generally well received by fans. However, "Time Turns Elastic" has been criticized as being too overly composed for ready translation to the live stage, and the album's nostalgic ballads are sometimes thought to dampen the energy of Phish's typically acclaimed live shows.
Joy is a South African female vocal group, who had a charts-topping hit in South Africa in 1980 with " Paradise Road". The record spent nine weeks at the No. 1 spot, and went on to become considered an unofficial South African anthem. Felicia Marion, Thoka Ndlozi and Anneline Malebo joined forces in 1979 and proceeded to set South African stages alight with colourful and fiery performances. They were very successful in the South African charts as well.
Prior to their forming, each singer led a solo career. Thoka Ndlozi had appeared in a couple of Gibson Kente's productions, Zwi and Sikalo, and had sung with the Uncle Joe Rhythm Cabins. Felicia Marian did backing vocals for Sammy Brown and toured the country with the Sound Black Shows. Anneline Malebo toured with the Rockets and recorded two solo singles: "Let's Live Together" (1976) and "Love The Way You Love" (1977). Brenda Fassie sang with Joy for a short period, filling in for Anneline Malebo who was on maternity leave.
Joy have supported Lamont Dozier, Timmy Thomas, Clarence Carter and Dobie Gray on their South African tours, and Leo Sayer at Sun City. The trio also held a lengthy singing-recording relationship with Spirits Rejoice. Joy won two SARIE Awards for Best Vocal Group and Best English LP of the Year in 1980. They broke up in 1983.
Joy is the second studio album released by Canadian singer-songwriter Fefe Dobson, and third studio album to be recorded. It was released on November 22, 2010 on Island Records in Canada and November 30, 2010 on 21 Music in the United States after taking almost four years to complete. It candidly follows Dobson's evolution as an artist as well as transition from the indie type of music she originally put together for Joy, to the mainstream pop hits. The album was preceded by the release of the two buzz singles "Watch Me Move" and "I Want You", which were then followed-up by the three top 20 official singles " Ghost", " Stuttering" and " Can't Breathe", all of which have at least one music video.
Joy is the second album by Contemporary Christian singer Crystal Lewis.
This is the second album by Christian Pop singer Crystal Lewis. It features her debut single "You Didn't Have to Do it".
Joy is the tenth studio album by R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, released in 1988 on the Elektra label. Production credits on the album were split between Reggie and Vincent Calloway, Nick Martinelli, Miles Jaye and Pendergrass himself.
Joy peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the R&B chart, Pendergrass' highest placing on this chart since 1979's #1 album Teddy. The album also spawned two top three R&B singles in the chart-topping title track (Pendergrass' second solo R&B #1, following " Close the Door" in 1978) and "2 A.M." (#3). It was also the only solo Pendergrass album to reach the top 50 in the UK.
Joy is a dance/ R&B single by 7669. It was the second single released from her debut album 7669. The single charted on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart on May 14, 1994.
"Joy" is a song by American R&B group Blackstreet. The song was released as the fifth single for the group's self-titled debut album Blackstreet (1994).
The song peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Joy is an international women's magazine, started in 1995 with German language edition. Magazine topics are lifestyle, trends, fashion, beauty, men. Covers usually feature famous actresses, singers and other female entertainers.
In Germany Joy is part of Bauer Media and is published by Marquard on a monthly basis.
Joy (stylized JOY) is a holiday studio album by contemporary Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman. His fourth Christmas album, it has seen commercial charting success, and garnered generally positive reviews from music critics.
"Joy" is a pop/ dance song performed by Australian actress/singer Toni Pearen. It was released in 1995 as the fourth and final single from her debut album Intimate. "Joy" entered the ARIA top 100 singles chart on 19 March 1995 at #75, peaking at #71 the following week. "Joy" was released at a time when Pearen's music career was heading into decline. The album Intimate was unsuccessful and the previous single " Walkaway Lover" had charted lower than her first two singles, although it did make the top forty. "Joy" has so far been Toni Pearen's last single release.
Although Toni Pearen's music career had faltered by early-mid 1995, she did star in that year's successful comedy film All Men Are Liars, in which she played the lead singer of an all-girl band as well as contributing some songs to the film's soundtrack.
Joy may refer to:
- Albert Bruce-Joy (1842-1924), Irish sculptor
- Alfred Harrison Joy (1882–1973), American astronomer
- Benny Joy (1935–1988), American rockabilly musician
- Bernard Joy (1911-1984), English footballer and journalist
- Bill Joy (born 1954), American computer scientist
- Brian Joy (1951–), English footballer
- C. Turner Joy (1895-1956), American admiral
- Charles A. Joy (1823-1891), American chemist
- Charles Frederick Joy (1849–1921), U.S. Representative from Missouri
- Christian Joy (born 1973), American fashion designer
- Elijah Joy (born 1983), American vegan celebrity chef
- George William Joy (1844-1925), Irish painter
- Greg Joy (born 1956), Canadian high jumper
- Henry Bourne Joy (1864-1936), American industrialist
- Ian Joy (born 1981), American soccer player
- Joseph Francis Joy (1883–1957), American inventor and founder of Joy Mining Machinery
- Leatrice Joy (1893-1985), American actress
- Lina Joy (born 1964), Malay convert from Islam to Christianity
- Martha Joy (born 1990), Canadian singer
- Mary Eliza Haweis, née Joy (1848–1898), British author, illustrator and painter
- Megan Joy (born 1985), American singer-songwriter and actress
- Mike Joy (born 1949), American TV sports announcer
- Norman H. Joy (1874–1953), British coleopterist
- Petra Joy (born 1964), German film director
- Prosenjit Joy (1983–), Bangladeshi cricketer
- Rick Joy (born 1958), American architect
- Robert Joy (born 1951), Canadian actor
- John Joy, Indian politician
- Tonie Joy, American musician
- William Joy, (fl. 1329 – 1348) English master mason
Park Soo-young (born September 3, 1996), known by the stage name Joy, is a South Korean singer and entertainer. She is a member of the K-pop girl group Red Velvet.
Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film, written and directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. Mangano was a divorced mother with three children in the early 1990s when she invented the Miracle Mop and became an overnight success, after which she patented many other products, often selling on the Home Shopping Network and QVC. The film is a semi-fictional and inspirational portrayal of how Mangano overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top.
Joy received a wide theatrical release on December 25, 2015, and is distributed by 20th Century Fox. It earned mixed reviews from critics, who praised Lawrence's performance, but criticized the writing and pace of the film, particularly the first half. Lawrence received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance. Joy was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, among other accolades.
Joy is the sixth studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. The album was released in October 1973, by Stax Records.
"Joy" is a 1993 single by American house music studio project Staxx, assembled by producers Simon Thorne and Tom Jones. The vocals is sung by British singer Carol Leeming. It went to number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart in February 1994.
Joy is a 1929 novel by the French writer Georges Bernanos. The story is set among people with shattered dreams and follows a young woman who is defined by youthfulness and joy. The book was awarded the Prix Femina. It was published in English in 1946 in a translation by Louise Varèse.
Joy is the protagonist of Inside Out. She is the yellow Emotion and the main Emotion out of the five that live inside the mind of Riley, the others being Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. She appears to be happy all the time and full of energy.
Amy Poehler describes her as follows: "Joy is the engine. She keeps everyone moving and happy. She represents the parts of Riley that are starting to change and become more complicated, and she is reluctant to let that change happen. She may be the most positive, but in many ways, she is the least flexible."
Joy is boisterous, hyperactive, exuberant, outgoing, and fiercely optimistic. The smallest spark of positivity makes her burst with excitement. She always sees the good in everything, which, on the flip side, causes her to be somewhat oblivious to the other, sad aspect of things. She is not insensitive to negative emotions; for instance, the destruction of Riley's Islands of Personality does bring sorrow to her; but her positive nature leads her to quickly push those feelings aside, refrain from being sad or angry, and think positive instead. Since on the contrary, Sadness is compelled to see the negative aspect of things, the two have completely different outlooks on the events of Riley's life.
Joy loves Riley, and feels a special bond as the first emotion that materialized in her mind. She wishes that Riley would be always happy and considers that for this to be, Riley must be nothing but joyful. She became a leader figure for the other Emotions, who looked up to her, trusting her to know what Riley needs. At the same time, Joy tried to bury down Sadness because she represented the exact opposite of her. She does try to be supportive to Sadness, and never acts as a bully towards her; but ultimately, Sadness seems to be a hopeless case to Joy. She sees no helpful function to her, and thus, actively tries to minimize Sadness' actions. And when pushed to the edge, she was ready to leave Sadness behind.
When Riley turns 11 and her life begins to change, Joy is terrified that the other emotions become more prominent, as she sees all the work she has done being destroyed; and when Riley ends up forming a sad core memory, it appears to her as a sign of utter failure. Over the course of her journey through Riley's mind, Joy comes to understand that growing up is inevitable, that to be truly happy Riley needs all of her emotions, and that she was holding Riley back by trying to suppress them. She realizes that she is meant to work not against Sadness, but in pair with her.
Joy has light amber skin, sky-blue hair in a pixie cut and large azure blue eyes. She wears a light chartreuse summer dress adorned with blue flower-like motifs and is the only emotion not wearing pants or shoes. She is surrounded by a blue halo and emits a bright, golden light, brighter than that of any of the other emotions.
Usage examples of "joy".
The said Folk received them in all joy and triumph, and would have them abide there the winter over.
Henry le Waleys, the mayor, Gregory de Rokesley, Philip Cissor, or the tailor, Ralph Crepyn, Joce le Acatour, or merchant, and John de Gisors.
I am told that several worlds much like Earth exist in the Universe accessible from Joy Hall: that is, from my new platform.
I have now nothing further to do, my lord, than to wish you joy of your liberation, and to bid you adieu for ever.
You must decide if your remaining chance is worth denying yourself admittance to Joy Hall until after menopause, because every time you return there it shall be up to two months hence before you can possibly conceive.
The result of admitting George, aside from a few hours distraction, thus might be only his death, with an ultimate effect of removing the joy from joy Hall.
Whereupon the adulation reached fever pitch, the people screamed and shrieked with joy, every .
Mysteries with good reason adumbrate the immersion of the unpurified in filth, even in the Nether-World, since the unclean loves filth for its very filthiness, and swine foul of body find their joy in foulness.
Hence the Mysteries with good reason adumbrate the immersion of the unpurified in filth, even in the Nether-World, since the unclean loves filth for its very filthiness, and swine foul of body find their joy in foulness.
Don Quixote entered those mountains his heart filled with joy, for it was a landscape that seemed suited to the adventures he was seeking.
Who, soothed to false repose by the fanning plumes above And the music-stirring motion of its soft and busy feet, Dream visions of aereal joy, and call the monster, Love, And wake, and find the shadow Pain, as he whom now we greet.
Six pearl-bright years aflower with gold of joy, Sprung from the heart of those brave tear-fed years: But what that seventh single stamen is My little wit must leave for thee to tell.
All this would involve no end of worry for the quartermaster, who even under the most favorable circumstances is sure to be the least appreciated and most abused officer under the commandant himself, and that worthy was simply agasp with relief and joy when he heard Mr.
But Doctor Morris saved her as he had saved many mothers, and we were both to look with joy and pride on the most perfect specimen of alate babyhood.
And thus with joy, and hope well to fare, Arcite anon unto his inn doth fare.