Hypertext Webster Gateway: "rejoice"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Rejoice \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Rejoice \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: feel happiness or joy [syn: {joy}]
2: to express great joy: "As if the sea, and sky, and earth,
rejoiced with new-born liberty." Shelley [syn: {exult}, {triumph},
3: be ecstatic with joy [syn: {revel}, {wallow}, {triumph}]

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