verb (used with object), pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing.
verb (used without object), pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing.
Origin of pleasure
SYNONYMS FOR pleasure
Related formspleas·ure·ful, adjectivepleas·ure·less, adjectivepleas·ure·less·ly, adverban·ti·pleas·ure, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for pleasure
Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Scott several years ago.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They get $8 million to dredge the channel for pleasure boats to sail to Catalina Island.
I tell him about the Pleasure Chest--a Hollywood shop that sells sexual paraphernalia.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On top of the pleasure (or pain), the clients who saw Mistress Carla received their own additional perks.
Is it indeed true that I was so near to the pleasure and honour of making your acquaintance?The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
This "lake of the mountains" is a favourite place for picnics and pleasure trips from Northport and Belleville.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
Men go sighing on, drinking their rivers of pleasure and climbing their mountains of vanity.The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
You knew you had fascinated me and bewitched me, and it gave you pleasure to toy with me!Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
Then, he was altogether one of us in his notions of pleasure and recreation.
British Dictionary definitions for pleasure
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground