overjoy

  • 1 Overjoy — O ver*joy , v. t. To make excessively joyful; to gratify extremely. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Overjoy — O ver*joy , n. Excessive joy; transport. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 overjoy — (v.) late 14c., to rejoice over, from OVER (Cf. over) + JOY (Cf. joy) (q.v.); translating L. supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of to fill with gladness is first recorded 1570s (now usually in pp.) …

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  • 4 overjoy — [ō΄vər joi′] vt. to give great joy to overjoyed adj …

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  • 5 overjoy — overjoyed, adj. /oh veuhr joy /, v.t. to cause to feel great joy or delight; elate: It overjoys me to hear of your good fortune. I was overjoyed at her safe arrival. [1350 1400; ME; see OVER , JOY] * * * …

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  • 6 overjoy — verb To give great joy, delight or pleasure …

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  • 7 overjoy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give great or keen pleasure to: cheer, delight, enchant, gladden, gratify, please, pleasure, tickle. Archaic: joy. See HAPPY, LIKE …

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  • 8 overjoy — v. fill with great happiness or joy …

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  • 9 overjoy — o•ver•joy [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɔɪ[/t]] v. t. to cause to feel great joy or delight; elate • Etymology: 1350–1400 o ver•joyed′, adj …

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  • 10 overjoy — verb cause to feel extremely joyful or happy the economic growth overjoyed the German industry • Hypernyms: ↑gladden, ↑joy • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody Something s somebody …

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  • 11 tickle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. excite; gladden, delight, overjoy; please; titillate; amuse, gratify, divert. See pleasure. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To stimulate by a light touch] Syn. rub, caress, stroke, vellicate, titillate; see …

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  • 12 transport — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. transformation, conveyance, movement; emotion, ecstasy, rapture; troopship; airplane, carrier. v. convey, carry, move, ship; transfer; delight, overjoy. See transportation, pleasure. II (Roget s IV) n …

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  • 13 Vyasa — For the author of Brahma Sutras, see Badarayana. For the crater on Mercury, see Vyasa (crater). Vyasa Veda Vyasa (modern painting) Titles/honours Festival of Guru Purnima, is dedicated to him, and also known as Vyasa Purnima as it is the day,… …

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  • 14 overjoyed — See overjoy. * * * …

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  • 15 Indian philosophy — Any of the numerous philosophical systems developed on the Indian subcontinent, including both orthodox (astika) systems, namely, the Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mimamsa, and Vedanta schools of philosophy, and unorthodox (nastika) systems …

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  • 16 elate — Synonyms and related words: brighten, buoy, cheer, cheer up, delight, do proud, elevate, encourage, exalt, excite, exhilarate, flush, gladden, gratify, inspire, lift, make proud, overjoy, set up, stimulate, uplift …

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  • 17 please — Synonyms and related words: I beg you, amuse, be good enough, cater to, cheer, choose, choose rather, coddle, content, cosset, delectate, delight, desire, divert, do, elect, entertain, favor, give pleasure, give way to, gladden, go over big,… …

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  • 18 delight — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. joy, rapture. v. please, thrill. See pleasure. Ant., dismay. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. enjoyment, joy, pleasure; see happiness 2 , pleasure 1 . See Synonym Study at pleasure . v. 1. [To give pleasure]… …

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  • 19 enchant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. bewitch, conjure; captivate, please, charm, delight, fascinate. See pleasure, sorcery. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To put under a spell] Syn. charm, bewitch, cast a spell over; see charm 1 , hypnotize 1 …

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  • 20 intoxicate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. inebriate, [befuddle; exalt, elate, overjoy; poison. See drinking, excitement. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make drunk] Syn. inebriate, befuddle, muddle, drug, dope up, make tipsy, go to one s head*; see …

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