1. a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction;
- Example: "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
[syn: delight, delectation]
2. something or someone that provides a source of happiness;
- Example: "a joy to behold"
- Example: "the pleasure of his company"
- Example: "the new car is a delight"
[syn: joy, delight, pleasure]
1. give pleasure to or be pleasing to;
- Example: "These colors please the senses"
- Example: "a pleasing sensation"
[syn: please, delight]
2. take delight in;
- Example: "he delights in his granddaughter"
[syn: delight, enjoy, revel]
3. hold spellbound;
[syn: enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A fool hath no delight in understanding. --Prov. xviii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. That which gives great pleasure or delight. [1913 Webster] Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Licentious pleasure; lust. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Love delights in praises. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I delight to do thy will, O my God. --Ps. xl. 8. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Inventions to delight the taste. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
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): 71940Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
179 Moby Thesaurus words for "delight": a thing for, adore, affinity, allure, amuse, appreciate, aptitude, aptness, attract, be in heaven, be pleased, beam, beatification, beatitude, becharm, beguile, bent, bewitch, bewitchment, bias, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, caper, captivate, caracole, carol, carry away, cast, charm, cheer, cheerfulness, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, cloud nine, conatus, conduciveness, contentment, convulse, crow, crow over, dance, delectate, delectation, delight in, diathesis, die with delight, disposition, divert, eagerness, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, enchant, enchantment, enjoy, enjoyment, enliven, enrapture, enravish, entertain, enthrall, entrance, exaltation, excite, exhilarate, exhilaration, exuberance, exult, fascinate, feel happy, feeling for, felicity, fracture one, freak out, frisk, frolic, fruition, gaiety, gambol, gladden, gladness, glee, gloat, gloat over, glory, glory in, go into raptures, gratification, gratify, happify, happiness, heaven, high spirits, hilarity, imparadise, inclination, intoxication, jollity, joy, joyance, joyfulness, jubilate, kill, knock dead, knock out, laugh, leaning, liability, like, liking, lilt, loosen up, love, mirth, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, penchant, please, pleasure, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, purr, raise a laugh, raise a smile, rapture, ravish, ravishment, readiness, recreate, refresh, regale, rejoice, relax, relish, revel, revel in, rollick, romp, satisfaction, satisfy, savor, send, sensitivity to, seventh heaven, sing, skip, skip for joy, slay, smile, soft spot, solace, sunshine, susceptibility, take great satisfaction, tendency, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, transport, tread on air, triumph, tropism, turn, twist, unalloyed happiness, warp, weakness, whistle, willingness, wow