DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

2 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at pleasure
 聽便,隨…的意

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pleas·ure n.
 1. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc.
    At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.   --Ps. xvi. 11.
 2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. “Not sunk in carnal pleasure.”
    He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.   --Prov. xxi. 17.
    Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.   --2 Tim. iii. 4.
 3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. “He will do his pleasure on Babylon.”
    Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you to come, let not my letter.   --Shak.
 4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
    Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure   --Acts xxv. 9.
 At pleasure, by arbitrary will or choice. --Dryden.
 To take pleasure in, to have enjoyment in. --Ps. cxlvii. 11.
 Note:Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure ground; pleasure house, etc.
 Syn: -- Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace; joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference; purpose; command; favor; kindness.