Definitions

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

Etymologies

enjoy +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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