What does joy mean?

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  1. A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good.
  2. Anything that causes such a feeling.
  3. Luck or success; a positive outcome.
  4. (obsolete) The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity.
  1. (intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To enjoy.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To give joy to; to congratulate.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
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