Definitions for: Pleasure

[n] sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"
[n] an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure"
[n] a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President"
[n] something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"
[n] a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
--Ps. xvi. 11.

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.

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. --Prov.
xxi. 17.

Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. --2
Tim. iii. 4.

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.

Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you
to come, let not my letter. --Shak.

4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification. --Shak.

Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure --Acts
xxv. 9.

At pleasure, by arbitrary will or choice. --Dryden.

To take pleasure in, to have enjoyment in. --Ps. cxlvii.

Note: Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of
self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure
ground; pleasure house, etc.

Syn: Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace;
joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference;
purpose; command; favor; kindness.

Pleas"ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleasured; p. pr. &
vb. n. Pleasuring.]
To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify. --Shak.

[Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith. --Tennyson.

Pleas"ure, v. i.
To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go

Synonyms: delight, joy, pleasance

Antonyms: pain, painfulness

See Also: activity, choice, comfort, delectation, delight, enjoyment, feeling, pick, pleasantness, positive stimulus, selection, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual pleasure, sexual practice

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