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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delight  \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. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delight  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delight  \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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Licentious  pleasure;  lust.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delight 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  extreme  pleasure  or  satisfaction;  "his  delight 
  to  see  her  was  obvious  to  all"  [syn:  {delectation}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {joy},  {pleasure}] 
  v  1:  give  pleasure  to  be  pleasing  to  [syn:  {please}]  [ant:  {displease}] 
  2:  take  delight  in  "he  delights  in  his  granddaughter"  [syn:  {enjoy}, 
  {revel}] 
  3:  hold  spellbound  [syn:  {enchant},  {enrapture},  {transport},  {enthrall}, 
  {ravish},  {enthral}]  [ant:  {disenchant}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Delight,  AR  (city,  FIPS  18100) 
  Location:  34.02945  N,  93.50577  W 
  Population  (1990):  311  (166  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71940 




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