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  • Three Jovial Huntsmen
    Three Jovial Huntsmen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jovial full of or showing high-spirited merriment "when hearts were young and gay","a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth","the jolly crowd at the reunion","jolly old Saint Nick","a jovial old gentleman","have a merry Christmas","peals of merry laughter","a mirthful laugh"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • jovial Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem. "Be bright and jovial among your guests.""His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral; the rest are jovial or bacchanalian."
    • jovial Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter. "Our jovial star reigned at his birth.""The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or Jovial according to the colors whereby they answer these planets."
    • jovial Sunny; serene. "The heavens always joviall ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jovial Pertaining to or characteristic of the god Jove or Jupiter; Jove-like; powerful; majestic: as, Jovial attributes.
    • jovial Of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter: as, the Jovial satellites.
    • jovial In astrology, under the influence of the planet Jupiter; derived from Jupiter as a natal planet, which, like Jove himself, was regarded as the source of joy and happiness: as, the Jovial temperament.
    • jovial Hence [lowercase] Characterized by cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous; merry; jolly: opposed to grave: as, a jovial fellow.
    • jovial [lowercase] In alchemy, of or pertaining to tin.
    • jovial Synonyms Mirthful, etc. See jolly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Jovial jō′vi-al joyous: full of mirth and happiness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. Jovialis, pertaining to Jove. The planet Jupiter was thought to make those born under it joyful or jovial. See Jove
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Jupiter, Jovis, Jupiter, an auspicious star.


In literature:

The meal was a jovial one, as old jokes and old reminiscences were recalled.
"Bonnie Prince Charlie" by G. A. Henty
Their brief observations had a jovial tone.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
He is perhaps a little too peremptory, a little too jovial for my taste.
"Swann's Way" by Marcel Proust
The Major came up to the table, and took up his glass and drained it with a jovial smack.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
But with a bound, the youth rejoined me, jovially clasping my shoulder.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The jovial rogues had the run of my lord's kitchen, stables, cellars, and cigar-boxes.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Men and women, girls and boys of the lower class, and jovial young men, meet, after this manner, to enjoy St. John's Eve.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
There is something jovial and pleasant in the sight of a round face!
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
His worthy father preserves his jovial vein, and is very merry whenever I call there.
"The Disowned, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A jovial, disorderly, vagrant dog of a painter was Tom Varney.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Meanwhile there smote upon Helen's shrinking ears loud jarring talk and maudlin laughter, and cracked attempts at jovial songs.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The shutters were half closed, but the sounds of coarse merriment issued jovially forth.
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A jovial party were gathered round a blazing fire in an old grange near Warwick.
"Tales of Daring and Danger" by George Alfred Henty
Jovial Mr. Vimpany pushed the bottle across the table to his guest, and held out a handful of big black cigars.
"Blind Love" by Wilkie Collins
It was two o'clock in the morning; and the entertainments in the Snuggery were fast rising to the climax of joviality.
"Hide and Seek" by Wilkie Collins
For the first time in his life the prince of travellers did not dine jovially.
"Parisians in the Country" by Honore de Balzac
If you give no credit thereto, why do not you the same in these jovial new chronicles of mine?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
And that was all that the jovial and happy man, to whom the letter was addressed, ever heard of the last days of his college friend.
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Jimmie Brooks, jovial Jimmie, with a broken nose and sundry bruises!
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Even in war time, he was a jovial, home-loving man.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood

In poetry:

Behold him now, a jovial boy!
No fluttering fears! -- no trembling joy;
And all his groans and blushes over,
Mark how he breathes the ardent lover.
"To A Young Lady, With A Bottle Of Irish Usquebaugh" by Hector MacNeill
Come merrily therefore, come jovial and gay,
To this sumptuous treat, at his call —
Come all to the wedding, and make no delay —
Christ offers himself unto all.
"An Invitation To Sinners, To Come And Receive The Good Things, Which God Offers Them In The Gospel, " by Rees Prichard
"I feel new life in every limb!"
Our traveller cried in ecstasy.
"Who art thou who thus gladden'st me?
May Heaven such blessings ever send!
Ne'er may I want a jovial friend!"
"The Country Schoolmaster" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Till blooming Summer drops her latest charms,
Contentment tunes her reed in labor's ear;
Till russet plenty crowns the joyous farms,
The tongue of greetings hails the jovial year.
"Prosperity And Adversity" by Albery Allson Whitman
When they've drank each his quart, and are ready to part,
"Come, landlady, fetch us some more,"
He cies, "Fill each pot, with the best thou hast got,
"We were not half jovial before.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
And with him goes the little band that sailed in sixty-five;
A dreamer by his lamp to-night is all that's left alive.
Poor Father James, and Father Ned, and jovial Father Mat
Are waiting out beyond the dark to welcome Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

I was quickly and jovially informed that the words "need" and " chocolate cake " do not belong in the same sentence.
"All of Croatia is beautiful," Slobodan Vrdoljak corrected me jovially.
Caring, jovial Father Vic was part of family.
The husband and wife team behind Bionaturae organic pasta are making history with their new, innovative health food brand Jovial .
Packaging sets the light-hearted tone for Jovial health food brand.
Looks like everyone is in the courtroom and the mood is pretty jovial.
Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday, Dec 1, 2012.
Rick Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday.
"We push these kids to their limits," says a jovial Jeffers, who's been on the Eastern Commerce sidelines for a decade and head coach for the past four years.
(AP) — James Franklin could hardly muster a smile following Missouri's loss at Florida, his normally jovial personality subdued by the feeling he had cost his team a chance to knock off the seventh-ranked Gators.
"He's always been jovial as he jogged on by," one Boulevard resident.
Koch looked jovial as he spoke briefly Monday outside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
We've made it through the joviality of Mardi Gras and moved right into the solemnity of Lent .
The Looney Tunes Show puts the "merry" in Merrie Melodies Tuesday with a jovial new holiday special.
Illinois were their usual jovial selves.

In science:

He was always very jovial and approachable, and was never annoyed by my many questions.
Polygons in Quadratically Closed Rings and Properties of n-adically Closed Rings