'Pleasure' definitions:

Definition of 'pleasure'

(from WordNet)
A fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure" [syn: pleasure, pleasance] [ant: pain, painfulness]
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]
A formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President"
An activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure"
Sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"

Definition of 'Pleasure'

  • Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, v. i. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Pleasure'

  • Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, n. [F. plaisir, originally an infinitive. See Please.]
  • 1. 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. [1913 Webster]
  • At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. --Ps. xvi. 11. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. "Not sunk in carnal pleasure." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. --Prov. xxi. 17. [1913 Webster]
  • Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. --2 Tim. iii. 4. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. "He will do his pleasure on Babylon." --Isa. xlviii. 14. [1913 Webster]
  • Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you to come, let not my letter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure --Acts xxv. 9. [1913 Webster]
  • At pleasure, by arbitrary will or choice. --Dryden.
  • To take pleasure in, to have enjoyment in. --Ps. cxlvii. 11. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure ground; pleasure house, etc. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace; joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference; purpose; command; favor; kindness. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Pleasure'

  • Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleasured; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasuring.] To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • [Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'pleasure'

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