A woman delighted by the beautiful day.
- Delight is defined as a feeling of great happiness or it is something that causes happiness or joy.
- An example of delight is what you feel when you've just won the lottery.
- An example of delight is your favorite quaint little restaurant.
- To delight is defined as to cause someone to feel great happiness or to feel great happiness or joy.
- An example of delight is a baby who says her first words and brings her parents great joy with those words.
- An example of delight is a person who really enjoys painting.
to give great joy or pleasure to
Origin of delightMiddle English deliten from Old French delitier from Classical Latin delectare, to delight, frequentative of Old Latin delicere from de-, from + lacere, to entice, literally , to ensnare from Indo-European base an unverified form lek-, twig, snare from source Old English læl, whip: spelling, spelled influenced, influence by light
- to give great joy or pleasure
- to be highly pleased; rejoice: usually with in or an infinitive
- great joy or pleasure
- something giving great joy or pleasure
- Old Poet. the power of pleasing
Origin of delightME & OFr delit < the v.
- Great pleasure; joy: The proud parents' faces beamed with delight.
- Something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment: The vacation was a delight for the whole family.
verbde·light·ed, de·light·ing, de·lights
- To take great pleasure or joy: delights in taking long walks.
- To give great pleasure or joy: an old movie that still delights.
To please greatly: a movie that will delight all audiences. See Synonyms at please.
Origin of delightMiddle English delit from Old French a pleasure from delitier to please, charm from Latin dēlectāre dē- intensive pref. ; see de- . lactāre frequentative of lacere to entice
(third-person singular simple present delights, present participle delighting, simple past and past participle delighted)