from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or state of enjoying.
  • noun Use or possession of something beneficial or pleasurable.
  • noun Something that gives pleasure.
  • noun Law The receipt of the benefits of a property, such as ownership or use.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun That which gives pleasure or satisfaction; cause of joy or gratification; delight: as, the enjoyments of life.
  • noun Synonyms Pleasure, gratification, happiness, satisfaction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The condition of enjoying anything; pleasure or satisfaction, as in the possession or occupancy of anything; possession and use.
  • noun That which gives pleasure or keen satisfaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The condition of enjoying anything.
  • noun uncountable An enjoyable state of mind.
  • noun countable An activity that gives pleasure.
  • noun law The exercise of a legal right

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the pleasure felt when having a good time
  • noun act of receiving pleasure from something
  • noun (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

enjoy +‎ -ment


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word enjoyment.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.