en·joy /ɪnˈʤɔɪ, ɛn-/
En·joy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enjoyed p. pr. & vb. n. Enjoying.]
1. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.
2. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty.
That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers. --Num. xxxvi. 8.
To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. --Heb. xi. 25.
3. To have sexual intercourse with.
To enjoy one's self, to feel pleasure; to be happy.
En·joy, v. i. To take satisfaction; to live in happiness. [R.]
v 1: derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take
pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her
glory" [syn: bask, relish, savor, savour]
2: have benefit from; "enjoy privileges"
3: get pleasure from; "I love cooking" [syn: love]
4: have for one's benefit; "The industry enjoyed a boom" [ant:
5: take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter" [syn: delight,