Pleasure meaning

plĕzhər
To give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to.

Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.

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A thing that gives delight or satisfaction.
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Pleasure to meet you, pleased to meet you.
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Sensual gratification or indulgence.
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To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.

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Pleasure is defined as to please or gratify someone.

An example of pleasure is to cook someone a very special meal.

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To go in search of pleasure or enjoyment.
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Amusement; fun.
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(intransitive, dated) To take pleasure; to seek or pursue pleasure.

To go pleasuring.

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Pleasure means the state of being pleased, delighted or gratified.

An example of pleasure is enjoying reading books.

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A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction.
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One's wish, will, or choice.

What is your pleasure?

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Gratification of the senses; sensual satisfaction.
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To give pleasure to, now specif., sexually.
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To take pleasure (in)
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(uncountable) A state of being pleased.

He remembered with pleasure his home and family.

I get a lot of pleasure from watching others work hard while I relax.

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(countable) A person, thing or action that causes enjoyment.

It was a pleasure to meet you.

Having a good night's sleep is one of life's little pleasures.

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(uncountable) One's preference.

What is your pleasure: coffee or tea?

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The state or feeling of being pleased or gratified.
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A source of enjoyment or delight.

The graceful skaters were a pleasure to watch.

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Amusement, diversion, or worldly enjoyment.
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One's preference or wish.

What is your pleasure?

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To give pleasure or enjoyment to; gratify.

Our host pleasured us with his company.

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To take pleasure; delight.

The hiker paused, pleasuring in the sounds of the forest.

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(formal, uncountable) The will or desire of someone or some agency in power.

To hold an office at pleasure: to hold it indefinitely until it is revoked.

To be imprisoned at Her Majesty's pleasure: to be imprisoned indefinitely.

At Congress's pleasure: whenever or as long as Congress desires.

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To have sexual intercourse with.
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my pleasure
  • Used to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pleasure

  • Middle English from Old French plaisir from plaisir to please please

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Early Modern English pleasur, plesur, alteration (with ending accommodated to -ure), of Middle English plaisir (“pleasure"), from Old French plesir, plaisir (“to please"), infinitive used as a noun, conjugated form of plaisir or plaire, from Latin placÄ“re (“to please, to seem good"), from the Proto-Indo-European *plā-k- (“wide and flat"). More at please.

    From Wiktionary