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Definitions of pleasure

  1. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. (B.) To give pleasure to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; - opposed to pain, sorrow, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; - opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. PLEASURABLENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Agreeable emotions: gratification: what the will prefers: purpose: command: approbation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Gratification; choice of the will. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An agreeable sensation or emotion; gratification; amusement in general. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Pleasureboat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. P. ground. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; enjoyment; delight; sensual gratification; what the will dictates or desires; a favour; arbitrary will or choice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Agreeable sensations or emotions; enjoyment or gratification of the mind or senses; what the will dictates or prefers; preference; delight; choice; purpose; arbitrary will; that which pleases. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Pleasurable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for pleasure

  1. That night Lancelot's joy and pleasure were very great. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. She has the pleasure if it can be called that, and I have the blame." – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
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