Delight

Definition of Delight

De`light´
n.1.A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.
- Shak.
A fool hath no delight in understanding.
- Prov. xviii. 2.
2.That which gives great pleasure or delight.
Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.
- Milton.
3.Licentious pleasure; lust.
v. t.1.To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.
[imp. & p. p. Delighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Delighting.]
Inventions to delight the taste.
- Shak.
Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; - followed by an infinitive, or by in.
Love delights in praises.
- Shak.
I delight to do thy will, O my God.
- Ps. xl. 8.

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