- 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.