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jovial

jo´vi`al
a.1.
1.Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.
Our jovial star reigned at his birth.
- Shak.
The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or Jovial according to the colors whereby they answer these planets.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.Sunny; serene.
3.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.
- Shak.
His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral; the rest are jovial or bacchanalian.
- Dryden.
Adj.1.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"
Synonyms: jocund, jolly, merry, mirthful, gay
(language)JOVIAL - (Jule's Own Version of IAL) A version of IAL produced by Jules I. Schwartz in 1959-1960. JOVIAL was based on ALGOL 58, with extensions for large scale real-time programming. It saw extensive use by the US Air Force. The data elements were items, entries (records) and tables.

Versions include JOVIAL I (IBM 709, 1960), JOVIAL II (IBM 7090, 1961) and JOVIAL 3 (1965). Dialects: J3, JOVIAL J73, JS, JTS.

Ada/Jovial Newsletter, Dale Lange +1 (513) 255-4472.

[CACM 6(12):721, Dec 1960].
affable, amiable, bantering, blithe, blithesome, boon, buxom, chaffing, convivial, facetious, festal, festive, free and easy, frivolous, gala, gay, genial, gladsome, gleeful, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, hilarious, humorous, jocose, jocular, jocund, jollying, joshing, joyous, laughter-loving, lighthearted, merrymaking, mirth-loving, mirthful, on the loose, rejoicing, risible, sociable
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