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Meaning of DELIGHT

Pronunciation:  di'lIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"
  2. [n]  a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
  3. [v]  take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
  4. [v]  give pleasure to; be pleasing to
  5. [v]  hold spellbound

DELIGHT is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: delectation, enjoy, joy, please, pleasure, revel
 Antonyms: disenchant, disillusion, displease
 See Also: amusement, delight, enchant, endear, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, entrancement, expend, gratify, like, live it up, pleasance, pleasure, positive stimulus, ravish, ravishment, satisfy, Schadenfreude, transport, use, wallow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*light"\, n. [OE. delit, OF. delit, deleit, fr.
    delitier, to delight. See {Delight}, v. t.]
    1. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought
       state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme
       satisfaction; joy.
             Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt
             not.                                  --Shak.
             A fool hath no delight in understanding. --Prov.
                                                   xviii. 2.
    2. That which gives great pleasure or delight.
             Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.
    3. Licentious pleasure; lust. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \De*light"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delighted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Delighting}.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier,
    F. d['e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight
    (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to
    allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus
    a snare. Cf. {Delectate}, {Delicate}, {Delicious},
    {Dilettante}, {Elicit}, {Lace}.]
    To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please
    highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony
    delights the ear.
          Inventions to delight the taste.         --Shak.
          Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds.
  3. \De*light"\, v. i.
    To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly
    pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.
          Love delights in praises.                --Shak.
          I delight to do thy will, O my God.      --Ps. xl. 8.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are experiencing delight means a favorable and positive turn of events and much pleasantness.
Thesaurus Terms
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