Pleasure Definition

plĕzhər
pleasured, pleasures, pleasuring
noun
pleasures
A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction.
Webster's New World
A thing that gives delight or satisfaction.
Webster's New World
One's wish, will, or choice.
What is your pleasure?
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Gratification of the senses; sensual satisfaction.
Webster's New World
Amusement; fun.
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verb
pleasured, pleasures, pleasuring
To give pleasure to, now specif., sexually.
Webster's New World
To take pleasure (in)
Webster's New World
To have sexual intercourse with.
Webster's New World
To go in search of pleasure or enjoyment.
American Heritage
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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interjection
Pleasure to meet you, pleased to meet you.
Wiktionary
idiom
my pleasure
  • Used to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Pleasure

Noun

Singular:
pleasure
Plural:
pleasures

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Pleasure

Origin of Pleasure

  • 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

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

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

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