What does Enjoy mean?

Definitions for Enjoy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Enjoy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savourverb

    derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

    "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

  2. enjoyverb

    have benefit from

    "enjoy privileges"

  3. love, enjoyverb

    get pleasure from

    "I love cooking"

  4. enjoyverb

    have for one's benefit

    "The industry enjoyed a boom"

  5. delight, enjoy, revelverb

    take delight in

    "he delights in his granddaughter"


  1. enjoyverb

    To receive pleasure or satisfaction from something

  2. enjoyverb

    To have the use or benefit of something

    ...while I still enjoy good health...

  3. Etymology: From enjoir (), from gaudere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ENJOYverb

    Etymology: jouir, enjouir, French.

    I could enjoy the pangs of death,
    And smile in agony. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Edward the saint, in whom it pleased God, righteous and just, to let England see what a blessing sin and iniquity would not suffer it to enjoy. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 14.

    He, who to enjoy
    Plato’s elysium, leap’d into the sea,
    Cleombrotus. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii. l. 471.

    Creatures are made to enjoy themselves, as well as to serve us. Henry More, Antidote against Atheism.

    When a man shall, with a sober, sedate, diabolical rancour, look upon and enjoy himself in the sight of his neighbour’s sin and shame, can he plead the instigation of any appetite in nature? Robert South, Sermons.

  2. To Enjoyverb

    To live in happiness.

    Then I shall be no more!
    And Adam, wedded to another Eve,
    Shall live with her enjoying, I extinct. John Milton, Parad. Lost.


  1. enjoy

    Enjoy refers to the act of taking pleasure or delight in an activity, situation, or experience. It involves experiencing a sense of satisfaction, happiness, or gratification from circumstances, people or things. It typically implies a positive emotional response or attitude toward something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enjoyverb

    to take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation

  2. Enjoyverb

    to have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty

  3. Enjoyverb

    to have sexual intercourse with

  4. Enjoyverb

    to take satisfaction; to live in happiness

  5. Etymology: [OF. enjoier to receive with joy; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. joie joy: cf. OF. enjoir to enjoy. See Joy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enjoy

    en-joi′, v.t. to joy or delight in: to feel or perceive with pleasure: to possess or use with satisfaction or delight: to have the use of: to have sexual intercourse with.—adj. Enjoy′able, capable of being enjoyed or of giving joy.—n. Enjoy′ment, state or condition of enjoying: satisfactory possession or use of anything; pleasure: happiness. [O. Fr. enjoier, to give joy to—en (=L. in), and joie, joy; or O. Fr. enjoir, to enjoy—en, and joir—L. gaudēre, to rejoice.]

Editors Contribution

  1. enjoy

    To have pleasure from.

    They did enjoy family gatherings and the feeling if love and unity.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

  2. enjoy

    To have the use of, to do or create.

    They did enjoy time with family and always prioritized this.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Enjoy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1635

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Enjoy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1293

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Enjoy' in Verbs Frequency: #156

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Enjoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Enjoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Enjoy in a Sentence

  1. Michael Wright:

    It means it’s business back to normal, people want contact and to be out of isolation and enjoy and smile and have human contact. I think people are ready to party. The city is ready to party.

  2. Michael Mars:

    So for the Yule holiday season we enjoy the richness of life and the company of people whom we cherish, as we will often be the only ones who know where the traditions really came from! i personally just view it as more of a time to be with my family.

  3. Mark Lebovitch:

    We are confident that no court of equity would let Vista and Goldman enjoy windfalls on account of a reckless share count error while Tibco's shareholders needlessly suffer the loss of $100 million of the value of their company.

  4. Kim Yong-gu:

    These are companies that have had a hard time being noticed back in the mainland, but they can enjoy a more significant profile in a smaller market such as South Korea.

  5. Brynne Lawrence:

    This is a grave violation of Chinese citizens right to religious freedom and even of Chinese law, as the Chinese constitution specifies in Article 35 that Chinese citizens should enjoy freedom of assembly, and in the next Article, it says Chinese people should have freedom of religious belief, such breaches of both law and broader human decency should be universally condemned by members of the free world.

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