|1.||a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment|
|2.||something causing such a feeling; a source of happiness|
|3.||an outward show of pleasure or delight; rejoicing|
|4.||informal (Brit) success; satisfaction: I went to the bank for a loan, but got no joy|
|5.||(intr) to feel joy|
|6.||obsolete (tr) to make joyful; gladden|
|[C13: from Old French joie, from Latin gaudium joy, from gaudēre to be glad]|
see burst with (joy); pride and joy.