- Archaic pleasure; joy
- a pleasure ground or garden, usually part of an estate
Origin of pleasanceMiddle English plesaunce ; from Middle French plaisance ; from plaisant: see pleasant
- Archaic Pleasure or a source of pleasure.
- A secluded garden or landscaped area.
Origin of pleasanceMiddle English plaisaunce, pleasantness, source of pleasure, from Old French plaisance, from plaisant, pleasant; see pleasant. Sense 2, originally Scots, after the Pleasance, a street in Edinburgh noted for its pleasure-grounds or walks in the 1500s.
- (archaic) A pleasure ground laid out with shady walks, trees and shrubs, statuary, and ornamental water; a secluded part of a garden.
- The pleasances of old Elizabethan houses. "” Ruskin.
Old French plaisance.
- A female given name.
- A surname.