A jovial group of people.
An energetic guest at a party who makes everyone laugh is an example of someone who is jovial.
- full of hearty, playful good humor; genial and cheerful: from the astrological notion that people born under the sign of Jupiter are joyful
Origin of jovialFrench ; from Late Latin Jovialis, of Jupiter ; from Classical Latin Jovis: see Jove
Origin of jovialFrench, from Middle French, under the favorable astrological influence of the planet Jupiter, jovial, from Old Italian, from Late Latin Iovi&amacron;lis, of Jupiter, from Latin Iuppiter, Iov-, Jupiter; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more jovial, superlative most jovial)
- Merry; cheerful and good-humored.
jovial - Computer Definition
(Jules' Own Version of the International Algebraic Language) An ALGOL-like programming language developed by Systems Development Corp. in the early 1960s and widely used in the military. Its key architect was Jules Schwartz.