°The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness.
"They will be a source of strength and joy in your life."
°An activity etc which causes this feeling.
"The joys and demands of new parents."
°To feel joy, to rejoice.
"1885: I swore readily enough to this and he joyed with exceeding joy and embraced me round the neck while love for him possessed my whole heart. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 18"