Definitions for delightdɪˈlaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture.

  2. something that gives great pleasure.

  3. (v.t.)to give delight to.

  4. (v.i.)to have or take great pleasure:

    She delights in walking.

Origin of delight:

1175–1225; < OF deliter, < L delectāre (see delectable )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delight, delectation(noun)

    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

    "his delight to see her was obvious to all"

  2. joy, delight, pleasure(verb)

    something or someone that provides a source of happiness

    "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"

  3. please, delight(verb)

    give pleasure to or be pleasing to

    "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

  4. delight, enjoy, revel(verb)

    take delight in

    "he delights in his granddaughter"

  5. enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight(verb)

    hold spellbound

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. delight(noun)ɪˈlaɪt

    a feeling of great pleasure

    The boy grinned with delight.; He took great delight in teasing the kids.

  2. delightɪˈlaɪt

    sb or sth that makes you feel delight

    Your daughter is a delight to teach.

  3. delight(verb)ɪˈlaɪt

    to make sb feel delight

    The cartoons delighted the viewers.


  1. delight(Noun)

    joy; pleasure

  2. delight(Verb)

    To give pleasure to.

  3. Origin: A wrong spelling, in imitation of words like light, might, etc.; the analogical modern spelling would be delite;, from deliten, from deleiter, deliter, from delectare, frequentative of delicere; see delicate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delight(verb)

    a high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy

  2. Delight(verb)

    that which gives great pleasure or delight

  3. Delight(verb)

    licentious pleasure; lust

  4. Delight(verb)

    to give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear

  5. Delight(verb)

    to have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in


  1. Delight

    Delight is a town in Pike County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census. It is the birthplace of country musician Glen Campbell, though the actual early home of the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee was in nearby Billstown, which Campbell describes as a "suburb" of Delight. Delight is also the home of former Arkansas State Auditor and Treasurer Gus Wingfield, and the father of actor and singer Scott Reeves.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4820

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'delight' in Nouns Frequency: #1752

Anagrams of delight

  1. glideth

  2. lighted

Translations for delight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to please greatly

I was delighted by/at the news; They were delighted to accept the invitation.

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