verb (used with object)
Origin of enjoy
Examples from the Web for enjoying
Since 2009, the goat has had a thriving Twitter presence as well, today enjoying up to nearly 8,000 followers.
Prince George and his parents are enjoying their first Christmas in their magnificent country home.
“Enjoying the bubbles is as important as enjoying the wine,” Goldston says.
The resulting product included four single-cask variants along with finished pictures of McKidd enjoying a glass of The Macallan.
In fact, enjoying the show takes an extreme dedication to suspending disbelief.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought it out, in Brambledene church this morning, while god-papa was enjoying himself in the pulpit.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
M. Talleyrand was enjoying his rubber, when the conversation turned on the recent union of an elderly lady of respectable rank.
Haney was enjoying himself very well in the "centre of the stage," and doing himself credit.Money Magic|Hamlin Garland
As they approached the sandy beach, they saw an immense crocodile, apparently asleep, enjoying the blaze of a tropical sun.
John, who was enjoying himself very much, murmured only a word or two of polite regret.The Hillman|E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for enjoying
Word Origin for enjoy
Word Origin and History for enjoying
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.