- Pleasure means the state of being pleased, delighted or gratified.
An example of pleasure is enjoying reading books.
- Pleasure is defined as to please or gratify someone.
An example of pleasure is to cook someone a very special meal.
A mother shares the pleasure of reading with her daughter.
pleasure definition by Webster's New World
- a pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
- one's wish, will, or choice: what is your pleasure?
- a thing that gives delight or satisfaction
- gratification of the senses; sensual satisfaction
- amusement; fun
Origin: Middle English altered ; from plesir ; from Middle French plaiser, origin, originally infinitive : see please
- to give pleasure to, now specif., sexually
- to have sexual intercourse with
- pleasureful adjective
pleasure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The state or feeling of being pleased or gratified.
- A source of enjoyment or delight: The graceful skaters were a pleasure to watch.
- Amusement, diversion, or worldly enjoyment: “Pleasure . . . is a safer guide than either right or duty” (Samuel Butler).
- Sensual gratification or indulgence.
- One's preference or wish: What is your pleasure?
- To take pleasure; delight: The hiker paused, pleasuring in the sounds of the forest.
- To go in search of pleasure or enjoyment.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French plaisir, from plaisir, to please; see please.
- pleasˈure·less adjective