from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant.
- intransitive v. Obsolete To leap upward, especially for joy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to rejoice, be very happy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To leap for joy; rejoice exceedingly; especially, to rejoice in triumph; triumph: as, to exult over a fallen adversary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. feel extreme happiness or elation
- v. to express great joy
Latin exsultāre : ex-, ex- + saltāre, to dance, frequentative of salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exsultare, frequentative of exsilire ‘jump up’, from ex- + salire ‘jump, leap’. (Wiktionary)