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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. enjoyverb

    To receive pleasure or satisfaction from something

    Etymology: From enjoir (), from gaudere.

  2. enjoyverb

    To have the use or benefit of something

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

    Etymology: From enjoir (), from gaudere.

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

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

  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

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

  3. Enjoyverb

    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. Enjoyverb

    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  

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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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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. Eugene Kennedy:

    The real test of friendship is Can you literally do nothing with the other person Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.

  2. Maya Konforti:

    An evacuation of the southern part of the jungle will put an end to most of the services migrants enjoy in the camp such as bars, shops, but also schools and churches, places of life.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Marriage is a ticket to freedom often to enjoy herself for woman, but to man it is a hit-wicket condition.

  4. Rod Stewart:

    In the old days, when I was with the Faces and my solo albums,(song writing) was more like being at school doing homework, but actually now, I enjoy the process. It's something, I think, has come with age.

  5. Daniel Pipitone:

    We are looking to provide the non-U.S. investor with the same access, tools and discounted commission structure that many U.S. traders enjoy today.

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