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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pleasure  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pleasure  \Pleas"ure\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  pleasure;  to  seek  pursue  pleasure;  as  to  go 
  pleasuring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pleasure  \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 
  11. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pleasure 
  n  1:  a  fundamental  feeling  that  is  hard  to  define  but  that  people 
  desire  to  experience;  "he  was  tingling  with  pleasure" 
  [syn:  {pleasance}]  [ant:  {pain}] 
  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},  {delight}] 
  3:  a  formal  expression;  "he  serves  at  the  pleasure  of  the 
  President" 
  4:  an  activity  that  affords  enjoyment;  "he  puts  duty  before 
  pleasure" 
  5:  sexual  gratification;  "he  took  his  pleasure  of  her" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PLEASURE,  n.  The  least  hateful  form  of  dejection. 
 
 




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