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Meaning of PLEASURE

Pronunciation:  'plezhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"
  2. [n]  an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure"
  3. [n]  a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President"
  4. [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"
  5. [n]  a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"

PLEASURE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: delight, joy, pleasance
 Antonyms: pain, painfulness
 See Also: activity, choice, comfort, delectation, delight, enjoyment, feeling, pick, pleasantness, positive stimulus, selection, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual pleasure, sexual practice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pleas"ure\, n. [F. plaisir, originally an infinitive.
    See {Please}.]
    1. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable
       sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or
       happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of
       something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to
       {pain}, {sorrow}, etc.
             At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
                                                   --Ps. xvi. 11.
    2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or
       dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; --
       opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. ``Not
       sunk in carnal pleasure.'' --Milton.
             He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. --Prov.
                                                   xxi. 17.
             Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. --2
                                                   Tim. iii. 4.
    3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or
       satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. ``He will
       do his pleasure on Babylon.'' --Isa. xlviii. 14.
             Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you
             to come, let not my letter.           --Shak.
    4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification. --Shak.
             Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure --Acts
                                                   xxv. 9.
    {At pleasure}, by arbitrary will or choice. --Dryden.
    {To take pleasure in}, to have enjoyment in. --Ps. cxlvii.
    Note: Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of
          self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure
          ground; pleasure house, etc.
    Syn: Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace;
         joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference;
         purpose; command; favor; kindness.
  2. \Pleas"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleasured}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Pleasuring}.]
    To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify. --Shak.
          [Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.     --Tennyson.
  3. \Pleas"ure\, v. i.
    To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go
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