from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
- transitive v. To have the use or benefit of: enjoys good health.
- intransitive v. To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
- enjoy oneself To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from something
- v. To have the use or benefit of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with
- transitive v. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable.
- transitive v. To have sexual intercourse with.
- intransitive v. To take satisfaction; to live in happiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feel or perceive with joy or pleasure; take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of: as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast, the conversation of friends, or our own meditations; to enjoy foreign travel.
- To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; have, hold, or occupy, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable: as, he enjoys a large fortune, or an honorable office.
- To derive pleasure from association with or observation of; take delight in being with or in: as, to enjoy one's friends; I enjoyed Paris more than London; to enjoy the country.
- Specifically To have sexual intercourse with.
- To have or possess, as something good or desirable, in a general sense: as, he enjoys the esteem of the community; the paper enjoys a wide circulation.
- To live in happiness; take pleasure or satisfaction.
- n. Enjoyment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have benefit from
- v. take delight in
- v. get pleasure from
- v. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
- v. have for one's benefit
Middle English enjoien, from Old French enjoir : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + joir, to rejoice (from Latin gaudēre; see gāu- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French enjoir (en- + joir), from Latin gaudere. (Wiktionary)