Definitions for: Rejoice


[v] to express great joy; "As if the sea, and sky, and earth, rejoiced with new-born liberty." Shelley
[v] feel happiness or joy
[v] be ecstatic with joy



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*joice" (r[-e]*jois"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Rejoiced (-joist"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rejoicing
(-joi"s?ng).] [OE. rejoissen, OF. resjouir, resjoir, F.
r['e]jouir; pref. re- re- + OF, esjouir, esjoir, F.
['e]jouir, to rejoice; pref. es- (L. ex-) + OF. jouir, joir,
F. jouir, from L. gaudere to rejoice. See Joy.]
To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have
pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted. ``O, rejoice
beyond a common joy.'' --Shak.

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy. --Ps. xxxi. 7.

Syn: To delight; joy; exult; triumph.


Re*joice", v. t.
1. To enjoy. [Obs.] --Bp. Peacock.

2. To give joy to; to make joyful; to gladden.

I me rejoysed of my liberty. --Chaucer.

While she, great saint, rejoices heaven. --Prior.

Were he [Cain] alive, it would rejoice his soul to
see what mischief it had made. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: To please; cheer; exhilarate; delight.


Re*joice", n.
The act of rejoicing. --Sir T. Browne.

Synonyms: exult, joy, jubilate, revel, triumph, triumph, wallow

See Also: be on cloud nine, cheer, cheer, cheer up, cheer up, chirk up, chirk up, experience, exult, feel, gladden, glory, jump for joy, walk on air

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