from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To fill with joy; delight.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To give great or extreme joy to; transport with gladness: generally in the past participle.
- noun Joy to excess; transport.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To make excessively joyful; to gratify extremely.
- noun Excessive joy; transport.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To give great
joy, delightor pleasure
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb cause to feel extremely joyful or happy
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"Obviously you have the overjoy," he said of the contrasting emotions, "and now, disappointment."
I'm sure it will overjoy 2nd CD retirees - or people getting close to retirement - that in Scott Rigell's world, they can forget about their "golden years."
Bill had to work off his overjoy at this by an exuberant flourish.
"It am de boys and Tom and Bill come back to overjoy us," said
His overjoy at obtaining liberty, after so long a struggle for it, led to his excesses and his ruin.
Then I told him of my adventures, which did not seem altogether to overjoy him.
And if this long war between your soul and God should come to an end this morning by your entire surrender, the war forever over, the news would very soon reach the heavens, and nothing but the supernatural health of your loved ones before the throne would keep them from being prostrated with overjoy at the cessation of all spiritual hostilities.
Then Alaeddin passed through it and was met by his wife, when they embraced and exchanged kisses with all delight until they wept for overjoy.
The Transport of a Father for the Life of an only Child, may better be imagin'd than express'd; and after making those Retributions to the Lady which such an Obligation demanded, it was concluded among them, that they should go all together to the Bastile, and overjoy him with the News of Life, and Liberty restor'd, who by this Time began to think of nothing less. —
Court, for having all respect paid to the Earle of Sandwich, and what goods had been delivered by his order, which do overjoy us, and that to-morrow our goods shall be weighed, and he doubts not possession to-morrow or next day.