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

 de·light /dɪˈlaɪt, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·light n.
 1. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
    Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.   --Shak.
    A fool hath no delight in understanding.   --Prov. xviii. 2.
 2. That which gives great pleasure or delight.
    Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.   --Milton.
 3. Licentious pleasure; lust. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·light, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Delighting.]  To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.
    Inventions to delight the taste.   --Shak.
    Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·light, v. i. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.
    Love delights in praises.   --Shak.
    I delight to do thy will, O my God.   --Ps. xl. 8.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight
           to see her was obvious to all" [syn: delectation]
      2: something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of
         happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his
         company"; "the new car is a delight" [syn: joy, pleasure]
      v 1: give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the
           senses"; "a pleasing sensation" [syn: please] [ant: displease]
      2: take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter" [syn: enjoy,
      3: hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall,
          ravish, enthral] [ant: disenchant]