Definitions

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

  • intransitive v. To rejoice; exult.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To show elation or triumph; to rejoice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The third Sunday after Easter; -- so called because the introit is the 66th Psalm, which, in the Latin version, begins with the words, “Jubilate Deo.”
  • n. A name of the 100th Psalm; -- so called from its opening word in the Latin version.
  • intransitive v. To exult; to rejoice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To utter jubilant sounds or expressions; rejoice; exult.
  • n. In the Anglican liturgy, the canticle or psalm (Ps. c.) that follows the second lesson in the morning service: so called from the first word of the Latin version.
  • n. A musical setting of this canticle.
  • n. The third Sunday after Easter: so called from the 66th Psalm (which in the Vulgate begins with the same words as the 100th) being used as the introit on that day.
  • n. A monk, canon, or doctor who has served fifty years.

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

  • v. to express great joy
  • v. celebrate a jubilee

Etymologies

Latin iūbilāre, iūbilāt-, to raise a shout of joy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Verb form of jubilation, from Latin jubilare, 'shout for joy' (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A local person belongs to Royal Family of Chitral told that we often arrange a musical Evening as and when a foreigner hunts a Markhor to express our happy and satisfaction to jubilate it because this is the only source of income for our area.

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  • Which begins with “O jubilate” … and ends with I was a seed pod tumbling and an admission:

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  • As you can see behind me, as the votes came in from the different polling stations, they were posted on these big screens for all to see, and as expected, the ANC won overwhelmingly, a jubilate party here.

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  • Given the trials she has undergone, she might have expected to be met by a minor dignitary or a choir singing ‘Exultate, jubilate’.

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  • It's quite another to jubilate about narrowing the scope of the party and kicking people out of it and especially to exclude a historically important contingency -- liberal hawks -- that you might want to claim credit for some day.

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  • Now I am going away to privately jubilate for a bit.

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  • Chrome guns gleam in black hands, frenzied crowds jubilate in the streets by stomping the heads of political opponents, an air of grim festivity pervades, like a World Series victory celebration gone mad.

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  • All surroundings were blotted out by a grey mantle of warm but invigorating rain, while lightning played and thunder rattled and our spirits began to jubilate.

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  • So, you come and experience the music, and jubilate and dance.

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  • Now, toward the end of day, the hues around us - intensely green hills, tall blue-plumed trees, rainbows in wings which jubilate overhead-are become so rich that they fill the air; the whole world glows.

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