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Pleasure meaning

pleasure - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
  2. 2. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
  3. 3. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
  4. 4. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Amusement; sport; diversion; self- indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; - opposed to labor, service, duty, self- denial, etc.
  7. 7. Gratification; choice of the will.

pleasure - examples of usage

  1. It would give me very great pleasure, indeed. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. That's my pleasure- and if good luck took it from me, I'd almost wish the bad luck back again." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. He knew where he was now- in the present time, in a public pleasure- ground. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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