The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness. (noun)
An activity etc which causes this feeling. (noun)
To feel joy, to rejoice. (verb)
To enjoy. (verb)
To give joy to; to congratulate. (verb)
To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate. (verb)
Examples of word joy
With panting joy that she was there at last, Â—joy that overcame all distress, Â—Maggie neared the front of the house.
Not, however, in all kinds of joy, for the _joy of the hypocrite_ is _but for a moment_,  that is to say, lasts but for a moment.
Oh, I get such joy, such delicious _joy_ from life. "
The word joy or joyfulness is mentioned more than 180 times in the Old and New Testaments.
Even as the pain pierces my chest and my tears splash upon his brow, the joy is there, the love is there, keeping my hand pressed upon his back and under his cheek, pulling him to me, ever closer, his gurgles and sighs and the sweet smell of his skin a balm for the pain.