from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A secluded garden or landscaped area.
- n. Archaic Pleasure or a source of pleasure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pleasure ground laid out with shady walks, trees and shrubs, statuary, and ornamental water; a secluded part of a garden.
- n. pleasure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pleasure; merriment; gayety; delight; kindness.
- n. A secluded part of a garden.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pleasant manners; agreeable behavior; complaisance.
- n. Pleasure; Satisfaction; enjoyment; delight.
- n. Pleasure; will.
- n. A garden, especially a pleasure-garden, or part of a garden attached to a mansion but secluded or screened by trees, shrubs, and close hedges.
- n. A kind of lawn or gauze in use in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion
- n. a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
Old French plaisance. (Wiktionary)