Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant.
  • intransitive verb Obsolete To leap upward, especially for joy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To leap for joy; rejoice exceedingly; especially, to rejoice in triumph; triumph: as, to exult over a fallen adversary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to rejoice, be very happy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
  • verb to express great joy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin exsultāre : ex-, ex- + saltāre, to dance, frequentative of salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin exsultare, frequentative of exsilire ‘jump up’, from ex- + salire ‘jump, leap’.

Examples

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  • Citation on a fish from another pond.

    September 15, 2008

  • Joyful, to rejoice

    July 8, 2014