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

 plea·sure /ˈplɛʒɚ/

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pleas·ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleasured p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasuring.] To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
    [Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pleas·ure, v. i. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people
           desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
           [syn: pleasance] [ant: pain]
      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, delight]
      3: a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the
      4: an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before
      5: sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"