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

How to pronounce enjoy?

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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Happiness always originates within, and it's surely not an illusion. Keep your spirits high, and be thankful for each precious moment that you are so fortunate to experience and enjoy - right now! Life is good. Enjoy!

  2. Severin Meiland:

    Before you were born there was billions of billions of years you didn't exist, and after you are dead there will be billions of billions of years that you wont exist. You don't remember the moment you where born, and you won't rememeber the moment you die. Life is a break between two eternies, a pause you might call it, and when you have a break or a pause, you dont want to work, live in misery, or struggle, but rather to rest, and enjoy yourself and others, and to live life easy, without worrying about what happens after, and certainly not what happened before. What matters is here and now, everything else is not worth worrying about.

  3. Roy Garcia:

    It's hard for me to enjoy Father's Day knowing what's happening to other children and families, it's heartbreaking.

  4. 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.

  5. Bill Dorris:

    Well, enjoy the new paint scheme is the only thing I can tell them.

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