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Definitions of 'Delight'

Definition of 'delight'
From: WordNet
noun
A feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all" [syn: delight, delectation]
noun
Something or someone that provides a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight" [syn: joy, delight, pleasure]
verb
Give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation" [syn: please, delight] [ant: displease]
verb
Take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter" [syn: delight, enjoy, revel]
verb
Hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight] [ant: disenchant, disillusion]
Definition of 'Delight'
From: GCIDE
Delight \De*light"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Delighting.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d['e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.] To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear. [1913 Webster] Inventions to delight the taste. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Delight'
From: GCIDE
Delight \De*light"\, v. i. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in. [1913 Webster] Love delights in praises. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I delight to do thy will, O my God. --Ps. xl. 8. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Delight'
From: GCIDE
Delight \De*light"\, n. [OE. delit, OF. delit, deleit, fr. delitier, to delight. See Delight, v. t.] 1. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy. [1913 Webster] Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A fool hath no delight in understanding. --Prov. xviii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. That which gives great pleasure or delight. [1913 Webster] Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Licentious pleasure; lust. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'delight'
a thing for, adore, affinity, allure, amuse, appreciate, aptitude, aptness, attract, be in heaven, be pleased, beam, beatification, beatitude, becharm, beguile, bent, bewitch, bewitchment, bias, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, caper, captivate, caracole, carol, carry away, cast, charm, cheer, cheerfulness, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, cloud nine, conatus, conduciveness, contentment, convulse, crow, crow over, dance, delectate, delectation, delight in, diathesis, die with delight, disposition, divert, eagerness, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, enchant, enchantment, enjoy, enjoyment, enliven, enrapture, enravish, entertain, enthrall, entrance, exaltation, excite, exhilarate, exhilaration, exuberance, exult, fascinate, feel happy, feeling for, felicity, fracture one, freak out, frisk, frolic, fruition, gaiety, gambol, gladden, gladness, glee, gloat, gloat over, glory, glory in, go into raptures, gratification, gratify, happify, happiness, heaven, high spirits, hilarity, imparadise, inclination, intoxication, jollity, joy, joyance, joyfulness, jubilate, kill, knock dead, knock out, laugh, leaning, liability, like, liking, lilt, loosen up, love, mirth, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, penchant, please, pleasure, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, purr, raise a laugh, raise a smile, rapture, ravish, ravishment, readiness, recreate, refresh, regale, rejoice, relax, relish, revel, revel in, rollick, romp, satisfaction, satisfy, savor, send, sensitivity to, seventh heaven, sing, skip, skip for joy, slay, smile, soft spot, solace, sunshine, susceptibility, take great satisfaction, tendency, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, transport, tread on air, triumph, tropism, turn, twist, unalloyed happiness, warp, weakness, whistle, willingness, wow
Delight, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Name :
Delight, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Population (2000) :
311
Housing Units (2000) :
168
Land area (2000) :
0.455734 sq. miles (1.180346 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.455734 sq. miles (1.180346 sq. km)
FIPS code :
18100
Located within :
Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location :
34.030717 N, 93.503269 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
71940
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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