Definition of joy :
1. That which causes joy or happiness.
2. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.
3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
4. To enjoy.
5. To give joy to; to congratulate.
6. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
7. To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
binge, transport, felicity, blitheness, frolic, vivacity, mirth, enthusiasm, beatitude, mirthfulness, rejoice, merrymaking, nirvana, merriment, wallow, levity, good humor, solace, kick, laughter, blast, activity, dainty, treat, gleefulness, manna, pleasance, triumph, jocundity, warm fuzzies, happy, escapism, jubilate, delectation, blessing, exuberate, blissfulness, heartiness, sportiveness, exult, mourning, joviality, weeping, animation, diversion, crowd pleaser, geniality, comfort, like, jocosity, playfulness, liveliness, jocularity, joyousness, gas, care, blessedness, treasure, refreshment, sprightliness, indulgence, hilarity, gladden, friskiness, sport, change
celebration (part of speech: noun)
festivity, celebration, ceremony, acclamation, commemoration, honor, exultation, observance, elation, feast, merry-making, glorification, jubilee, inauguration, ovation, commencement, salute, memorialization, ritual, praise, holiday, revelry, jubilation, remembrance, convocation, rejoicing, glee, carousal, spree, proclamation
pleasure (part of speech: noun)
delight, happiness, euphoria, agreeability, complaisance, gaiety, brightness, entertainment, contentment, exhilaration, joyfulness, enjoyment, rapture, jollity, bliss, gladness, ecstasy, gratification, amusement, sunniness, satisfaction, pleasure, well-being, enthrallment, cheer, bonniness, cheerfulness, relish
- You are all my joy in this world- can you not feel that you are? - "God's Good Man", Marie Corelli.
- I was with him for a while at the Mariner's Joy. - "Ravensdene Court", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.
- He saw North's face light up with a sudden look of joy. - "The Just and the Unjust", Vaughan Kester.