What does enjoy mean?

Definitions for enjoy
ɛnˈdʒɔɪen·joy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enjoy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour(verb)

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

    "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"

  2. enjoy(verb)

    have benefit from

    "enjoy privileges"

  3. love, enjoy(verb)

    get pleasure from

    "I love cooking"

  4. enjoy(verb)

    have for one's benefit

    "The industry enjoyed a boom"

  5. delight, enjoy, revel(verb)

    take delight in

    "he delights in his granddaughter"

Wiktionary

  1. enjoy(Verb)

    To receive pleasure or satisfaction from something

    Etymology: From enjoir (), from gaudere.

  2. enjoy(Verb)

    To have the use or benefit of something

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

    Etymology: From enjoir (), from gaudere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enjoy(verb)

    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

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

  2. Enjoy(verb)

    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

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

  3. Enjoy(verb)

    to have sexual intercourse with

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

  4. Enjoy(verb)

    to take satisfaction; to live in happiness

    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  

British National Corpus

  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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How to say enjoy in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Sebastiano Pitasi:

    Owning a yacht is the way for an owner to showcase his success, but most importantly, to enjoy his time together with his family and friends in some of the most exclusive locations.

  2. Roseanne Barr:

    It's something weird. But there are other weird things, i just try and enjoy vision as much as possible - y'know, living it up. My dad had it too.

  3. Fran Drescher:

    We're pretaping everybody's performances and now we're editing Cancer Schmancer together, so Cancer Schmancer'll be a pretty tight kind of concert-fundraiser, and we're gon na stream Cancer Schmancer for free with the hope that people will watch Cancer Schmancer, enjoy Cancer Schmancer, and want to support our organization, because we had to cancel our annual cabaret dinner cruise, which normally takes place in New York Harbor, but all of the talent that we had booked said,' Well, whatever you ends up doing, we're happy to do it anyway.'.

  4. Oscar Arias Sanchez:

    The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.

  5. Seneca:

    Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.

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