American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Great pleasure; joy.
- n. Something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment.
- v. To take great pleasure or joy: delights in taking long walks.
- v. To give great pleasure or joy: an old movie that still delights.
- v. To please greatly. See Synonyms at please.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To affect with great pleasure or rapture; please highly; give or afford a high degree of satisfaction or enjoyment to: as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear; poetry delights the mind.
- To have or take great pleasure; be greatly pleased or rejoiced: followed by an infinitive or by in.
- n. A high degree of pleasure or satisfaction; joy; rapture.
- n. That which gives great pleasure; that which affords a high degree of satisfaction or enjoyment.
- n. Licentious pleasure; lust. Synonyms Joy, Pleasure, etc. (see
gladness), gratification, rapture, transport, ecstasy, delectation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
- n. That which gives great pleasure or delight.
- n. obsolete Licentious pleasure; lust.
- v. To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly
- v. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by
- v. hold spellbound
- v. take delight in
- n. something or someone that provides a source of happiness
- n. a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
- v. give pleasure to or be pleasing to
- A wrong spelling, in imitation of words like light, might, etc.; the analogical modern spelling would be delite;, from Middle English deliten, from Old French deleiter, deliter, from Latin delectare ("to delight, please"), frequentative of delicere ("to allure"); see delicate. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English delit, from Old French, a pleasure, from delitier, to please, charm, from Latin dēlectāre : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + lactāre, frequentative of lacere, to entice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The day of my delight is the day when you draw near, i.”
“The day of my delight is the day when draw you near”
“If all of the audience, all of every audience, has tried to play the pieces they hear played, you know the delight is a thousand-fold greater.”
“The day of my delight is the day when you draw near,”
“The word here rendered "delight" is indeed stronger than "consent" in Ro 7: 16; but both express a state of mind and heart to which the unregenerate man is a stranger.”
“Screams of delight from the young things in the doorways prevented the proper answer and Lute, from under the piano, cried out to young Wainwright, who had appeared:”
“If she shrieks (in delight) then it's got potential.”
“My geeky, three year old self squealed in delight to learn that Chaim Topol is starring once again as Tevye in a 2009 farewell tour of Fiddler on the Roof.”
“What makes a Tim Burton movie something more than just a visual delight is its screenplay.”
“Intellectual delight is my bribe for living, and though the bargain be a hard one, I shall endeavour to exact the last shekel which is my due.”
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