from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or state of enjoying.
- n. Use or possession of something beneficial or pleasurable.
- n. Something that gives pleasure: Classical music was her chief enjoyment.
- n. Law The exercise of a right.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of enjoying anything.
- n. An enjoyable state of mind.
- n. An activity that gives pleasure.
- n. The exercise of a legal right
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of enjoying anything; pleasure or satisfaction, as in the possession or occupancy of anything; possession and use.
- n. That which gives pleasure or keen satisfaction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of enjoying; pleasurable emotion or sensation; followed by of, a viewing or experiencing with pleasure or delight: as, her enjoyment was manifest; enjoyment of a play, or of a good dinner.
- n. The possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure; in law, the exercise of a right: as, the enjoyment of an estate, or of civil and religious privileges.
- n. That which gives pleasure or satisfaction; cause of joy or gratification; delight: as, the enjoyments of life.
- n. Synonyms Pleasure, gratification, happiness, satisfaction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the pleasure felt when having a good time
- n. act of receiving pleasure from something
- n. (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
My theme is humble, though the audience to whom I desire to speak is large: for I speak to the ordinary reader with ordinary capacities and ordinary leisure, to whom reading is, or ought to be, not a business but a pleasure; and my theme is the enjoyment -- not, mark you, the improvement, nor the glory, nor the profit, but the _enjoyment_ -- which may be derived by such an one from books.
But our enjoyment is as beautiful listening to a variety of songs on a CD as it is reading a collection of poems.
There are some of you who know how much what you call enjoyment has cost you.
The less pleasure the enjoyment is the less pain the disappointment will be.
Wine enjoyment is about more than just the wine itself.
Meanwhile, as reported in The Cornell Daily Sun, Professor of Psychology, Tom Gilovich, and graduate student Travis Carter recently published their findings in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that "Purchasing experiences leads to greater long-term enjoyment than buying material possessions."
But like many homeowners, we feel the instant gratification and long-term enjoyment of our home projects has been worth the leveraging a small portion of our home's equity in the near-term.
Then time is long, and the only art that is needful for its enjoyment is short and easy.
If you're like me, that's the default stance on all of life's either-or choices -- whether the choice is as trivial as bacon vs. sausage at Bob Evans or as important as near-term enjoyment vs. saving for the future.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this review their enjoyment translates to enjoyment for us as parents in the form of a relaxing (well as relaxing as it can be) car trip.
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