- the act of a person who rejoices.
- the feeling or the expression of joy.
- Often rejoicings. an occasion for expressing joy.
Origin of rejoicing
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- to be glad; take delight (often followed by in): to rejoice in another's happiness.
- to make joyful; gladden: a song to rejoice the heart.
Origin of rejoice
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Examples from the Web for rejoicing
No one was in a bad mood, for the day of rejoicing had come.The Battle for LGBT Equality Isn’t Over Yet
May 25, 2014
While many are rejoicing as equity-indexes top new highs, the real economy may be more fragile than markets show.Rising interest rates spur drop in mortgage financing activity
July 12, 2013
The holiday is all about rejoicing with family, and is similar to Thanksgiving in vibe.A Korean New Year's Day Menu
February 10, 2011
And, just for that glimpse of a minute, the frazzled Strong is rejoicing.Holiday Coupon Generosity: A Christmas Miracle
December 25, 2010
And so the rejoicing begins among the media and at the White House.She Can Win!
September 18, 2010
I have had my salary raised and am now rejoicing in twenty-two dollars a week.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He took his natural place at the head of affairs, and Amelia stood by, rejoicing.Tiverton Tales
Then you lay him upon the stones and lift up your heart in rejoicing.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
It was amidst this tumult of rejoicing, that Theodora entered the city of Granada.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
Far, however, from rejoicing at this circumstance, I sincerely deplore it.The Indian Princess
James Nelson Barker
- (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
Word Origin and History for rejoicing
late 14c., verbal noun from rejoice (v.). Related: Rejoicingly.
c.1300, "to own, possess, enjoy the possession of, have the fruition of," from Old French rejoiss-, present participle stem of rejoir, resjoir "gladden, rejoice," from re-, which here is of obscure signification, perhaps an intensive (see re-), + joir "be glad," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).
Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning "to be full of joy" is recorded from late 14c. Middle English also used simple verb joy "to feel gladness; to rejoice" (mid-13c.) and rejoy (early 14c.). Related: Rejoiced; rejoicing.