verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of joy
Synonyms for joy
Antonyms for joy
Examples from the Web for joyed
Historical Examples of joyed
He joyed to observe that these men of incredible millions had no hauteur.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
How it would have joyed him to hear the voice of his master, or of any of them!The Forest Exiles
"Since you are wanting a quarrel, I'll give you cause for one," he said, and I joyed to hear him say it.Nancy Stair
Elinor Macartney Lane
I do not think you yourself knew how much you joyed in things.The Scarecrow and Other Stories
G. Ranger Wormser
As well deny the martyr's sacrifice, because he has joyed in his integrity.
Word Origin for joy
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" (cf. Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.
see burst with (joy); pride and joy.