(rare) Characterized by pleasure.
(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.’;
(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.’;
(uncountable) One's preference.
‘What is your pleasure: coffee or tea?’;
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’; ‘at Congress's pleasure: whenever or as long as Congress desires’;
pleased to meet you
(transitive) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
(transitive) To give sexual pleasure to.
‘Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.’;
To take pleasure; to seek or pursue pleasure.
‘to go pleasuring’;
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.’;
Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; - opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.
‘He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.’; ‘Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.’;
What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
‘Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you to come, let not my letter.’;
That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
‘Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure’;
To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
‘[Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.’;
To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.
a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience;
‘he was tingling with pleasure’;
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’;
a formal expression;
‘he serves at the pleasure of the President’;
an activity that affords enjoyment;
‘he puts duty before pleasure’;
‘he took his pleasure of her’;
a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment
‘she smiled with pleasure at being praised’;
enjoyment and entertainment, as opposed to necessity
‘she had not travelled for pleasure for a long time’;
an event or activity from which one derives enjoyment
‘the car makes driving in the city a pleasure’;
‘the touch of his fingers gave her such pleasure’;
used or intended for entertainment rather than business
give sexual enjoyment or satisfaction to
‘tell me what will pleasure you’;
derive enjoyment from
‘risky verbal exchanges that the pair might pleasure in’;
Pleasure refers to experience that feels good, that involves the enjoyment of something. It contrasts with pain or suffering, which are forms of feeling bad.