verb (used with object)
Origin of enjoy
Examples from the Web for enjoy
Either way, guests seeking a holiday getaway there can also enjoy a tingle of telling truth to power by posting their own reviews.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You may just enjoy the rich, smooth fruit of their labor that little bit more.
Mary Soames is an exception to the rule that gilded offspring endure life rather than enjoy it.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block|Tom Teodorczuk|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lads can enjoy a good pop shot, but should a woman come, all hell breaks loose.The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’|Aurora Snow|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Rohan recommends finding substitutes for the mood-enhancing activities you enjoy in the summer.
Even the sentinels had left their posts in order to enjoy the festal occasion.Stories of Later American History|Wilbur F. Gordy
It was evident that the two officers of justice did not enjoy an unmarred serenity.The Knight of Malta|Eugene Sue
It takes you three hours and a half to hear and enjoy an opera.Sylvie and Bruno|Lewis Carroll
Nations and men are only the best when they are the gladdest, and deserve heaven when they enjoy it.
Then Dollops went on his own tack, leaving Sir Edgar to enjoy his own bitter reflections as best he might.The Riddle of the Purple Emperor|Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
British Dictionary definitions for enjoy
Word Origin for enjoy
Word Origin and History for enjoy
late 14c., "rejoice, be glad" (intransitive), from Old French enjoir "to give joy, rejoice, take delight in," from en- "make" (see en- (1)) + joir "enjoy," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy); Sense of "have the use or benefit of" first recorded early 15c. (replacing Old English brucan; see brook (v.)).
Meaning "take pleasure in" is mid-15c. In modern use it has a tendency to lose its connection with pleasure: newspaper photo captions say someone enjoys an ice cream cone, etc., when all she is doing is eating it, and Wright's "English Dialect Dictionary" (1900) reports widespread use in north and west England of the phrase to enjoy bad health for one who has ailments. Related: Enjoyed; enjoying; enjoys.