- to experience with joy; take pleasure in: He enjoys Chinese food.
- to have and use with satisfaction; have the benefit of: He enjoys an excellent income from his trust funds.
- to find or experience pleasure for (oneself): She seems to enjoy herself at everything she does.
- to undergo (an improvement): Automobile manufacturers have enjoyed a six-percent rise in sales over the past month.
- to have intercourse with.
Origin of enjoy
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The warmth of celestial love does not relax, but nerves and braces its enjoyer.The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters
Henry David Thoreau
And I am at a loss how to reconcile these expressions of poverty with his being the purchaser and enjoyer of such an estate.
And don't you worry about your 'enjoyer'—it's the strongest part of your anatomy in my opinion.
"I'm honestly afraid my enjoyer is wearing out," she said in a worried tone.
The individual soul is, moreover, capable of inwardly ruling the complex of the organs of action, as it is the enjoyer.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya
Translator: George Thibaut
- to receive pleasure from; take joy in
- to have the benefit of; use with satisfaction
- to have as a condition; experiencethe land enjoyed a summer of rain
- archaic to have sexual intercourse with
- enjoy oneself to have a good time
Word Origin 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.