What does Delight mean?

Definitions for Delight
dɪˈlaɪtDe·light

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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

Wiktionary

  1. delight(Noun)

    joy; pleasure

    Etymology: 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.

  2. delight(Verb)

    To give pleasure to.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. dlecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.]

  2. Delight(verb)

    that which gives great pleasure or delight

    Etymology: [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. dlecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.]

  3. Delight(verb)

    licentious pleasure; lust

    Etymology: [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. dlecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. dlecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.]

  5. Delight(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. dlecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delight

    de-līt′, v.t. to please highly.—v.i. to have or take great pleasure: to be greatly pleased.—n. a high degree of pleasure: extreme satisfaction: that which gives great pleasure.—p.adj. Delight′ed, greatly pleased: (Shak.) delightful.—adjs. Delight′ful, Delight′some, full of delight.—adv. Delight′fully.—n. Delight′fulness.—adj. Delight′less, affording no delight. [O. Fr. deliter—L. delectāre, inten. of delicĕre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. delight

    To feel joy and love.

    The delight on his face was beautiful as his future wife walked through the door following a holiday, they hugged for hours.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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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 for Delight »

  1. glideth

  2. lighted

How to pronounce Delight?

  1. Alex
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How to say Delight in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delight in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Delight in a Sentence

  1. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something.

  2. Ben Sweet:

    Guests will become truly immersed in the films in a new and exciting way, we hope to delight fans and give them a unique way to celebrate the 'Star Wars' story.

  3. George Whitefield:

    True repentance will entirely change you; the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His Law, and in His people.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

  5. Samuel Pepys:

    Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.

Images & Illustrations of Delight

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