n. An emotion of pleasure, generally sudden, caused by the gratification of any passion or desire; ardent happiness arising from present or expected good; exultant satisfaction; exhilaration of spirits; gladness; delight.n. A source of enjoyment or rejoicing; that which causes gladness or happiness.n. Diversion; festivity.n. An occasional name of the plant Ranunculus arvensis.n. Synonyms Pleasure, Delight, etc. (see gladness); Glee, etc. (see hilarity); happiness, felicity, rapture, bliss.To take or feel joy; rejoice; be glad; exult.To give joy to;cause to rejoice; gladden; delight.To enjoy; possess with pleasure, or have pleasure in the possession of.To wish joy to; felicitate; congratulate.n. In astrology, an inferior fortitude, as when a planet is in the dignities of another planet congenial to him.