[ en-joi-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈdʒɔɪ mənt /


the act of enjoying.
the possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure: to have the enjoyment of a large income.
a particular form or source of pleasure: Hunting is his greatest enjoyment.
Law. the exercise of a right: the enjoyment of an estate.

Origin of enjoyment

First recorded in 1545–55; enjoy + -ment

Related forms

pre·en·joy·ment, nounre·en·joy·ment, nounself-en·joy·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enjoyment


/ (ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt) /


the act or condition of receiving pleasure from something
the use or possession of something that is satisfying or beneficial
something that provides joy or satisfaction
the possession or exercise of a legal right
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