rejoicing

[ ri-joi-sing ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪ sɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person who rejoices.
the feeling or the expression of joy.
Often rejoicings. an occasion for expressing joy.

Origin of rejoicing

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at rejoice, -ing1

Related forms

re·joic·ing·ly, adverbun·re·joic·ing, adjective

Definition for rejoicing (2 of 2)

rejoice

[ ri-jois ]
/ rɪˈdʒɔɪs /

verb (used without object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.

to be glad; take delight (often followed by in): to rejoice in another's happiness.

verb (used with object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.

to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart.

Origin of rejoice

1275–1325; Middle English rejoicen < Old French rejouiss-, long stem of rejouir, equivalent to re- re- + jouir to rejoice; see joy

Related forms

re·joice·ful, adjectivere·joic·er, nounpre·re·joice, verb (used without object), pre·re·joiced, pre·re·joic·ing.un·re·joiced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rejoicing

rejoice

/ (rɪˈdʒɔɪs) /

verb

(when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive ; when intr , often foll by in) to feel or express great joy or happiness
(tr) archaic to cause to feel joy

Derived Forms

rejoicer, nounrejoicing, noun

Word Origin for rejoice

C14: from Old French resjoir, from re- + joir to be glad, from Latin gaudēre to rejoice
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