pleasure: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (plezh'ur), [key]
— n., v., -ured, -ur•ing.
  1. the state or feeling of being pleased.
  2. enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one's liking; gratification; delight.
  3. worldly or frivolous enjoyment: the pursuit of pleasure.
  4. recreation or amusement; diversion; enjoyment: Are you traveling on business or for pleasure?
  5. sensual gratification.
  6. a cause or source of enjoyment or delight: It was a pleasure to see you.
  7. pleasurable quality: the pleasure of his company.
  8. one's will, desire, or choice: to make known one's pleasure.
  1. to give pleasure to; gratify; please.
  1. to take pleasure; delight: I pleasure in your company.
  2. to seek pleasure, as by taking a holiday.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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