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 Ioviālis, 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.