Definitions for pleasureˈplɛʒ ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pleas•ureˈplɛʒ ər(n.; v.)-ured, -ur•ing.
(n.)enjoyment or satisfaction derived from something that is to one's liking; gratification; delight.
a cause or source of enjoyment or delight:
It was a pleasure to see you.
worldly or frivolous enjoyment:
the pursuit of pleasure.
recreation or amusement:
to travel for pleasure.
one's will or desire; preference:
to make known one's pleasure.
(v.t.)to give pleasure to; gratify; please.
(v.i.)to take pleasure; delight (often fol. by in).
to seek pleasure, as by taking a holiday.
Origin of pleasure:
1325–75; late ME plesur(e), ME plesir < MF plaisir (n. use of inf.) to please
a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
"he was tingling with pleasure"
joy, delight, pleasure(noun)
something or someone that provides a source of happiness
"a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"
a formal expression
"he serves at the pleasure of the President"
an activity that affords enjoyment
"he puts duty before pleasure"
"he took his pleasure of her"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling of happiness or enjoyment
I get a lot of pleasure out of helping people.; It gives me great pleasure to announce this week's winner.
an enjoyable experience or activity
A glass of good wine is one of life's pleasures.
relaxation and enjoyment
I write poetry for pleasure.
used as a polite reply when sb thanks you
"Thank you so much for dinner!" "It was my pleasure."
a state of being pleased
a person, thing or action that causes enjoyment
What is your pleasure, coffee or tea?
the will or desire of someone or some agency in power
to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to
Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.
the gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc
amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc
what the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose
that which pleases; a favor; a gratification
to give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify
to take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.
Translations for pleasure
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that gives one enjoyment; joy or delight
the pleasures of country life; I get a lot of pleasure from listening to music.
- سُرور، مُتْعَه، فَرَحArabic
- prazerPortuguese (BR)
- potěšení, radostCzech
- das VergnügenGerman
- glæde; fornøjelseDanish
- ευχαρίστηση, χαρά, απόλαυσηGreek
- mõnu, naudingEstonian
- užitak, zadovoljstvoCroatian
- prieks; baudaLatvian
- glede, fornøyelseNorwegian
- potešenie, radosťSlovak
- nöje, behag, njutningSwedish
- 愉快Chinese (Trad.)
- задоволення; розвагаUkrainian
- خوشي، لطفUrdu
- điều thú vịVietnamese
- 愉快Chinese (Simp.)
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