de·light /dɪˈlaɪt, di-/
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.]
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.
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.
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]