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DELIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delight mean? 

DELIGHT (noun)
  The noun DELIGHT has 2 senses:

1. a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
2. something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness

  Familiarity information: DELIGHT used as a noun is rare.


DELIGHT (verb)
  The verb DELIGHT has 3 senses:

1. give pleasure to or be pleasing to
2. take delight in
3. hold spellbound

  Familiarity information: DELIGHT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELIGHT (noun)


Sense 1delight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

delectation; delight

Context example:

his delight to see her was obvious to all

Hypernyms ("delight" is a kind of...):

pleasance; pleasure (a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delight"):

entrancement; ravishment (a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment)

amusement (a feeling of delight at being entertained)

Schadenfreude (delight in another person's misfortune)


Sense 2delight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

delight; joy; pleasure

Context examples:

a joy to behold / the pleasure of his company / the new car is a delight

Hypernyms ("delight" is a kind of...):

positive stimulus (a stimulus with desirable consequences)


DELIGHT (verb)


Sense 1delight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give pleasure to or be pleasing to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

please; delight

Context examples:

These colors please the senses / a pleasing sensation

Hypernyms (to "delight" is one way to...):

gratify; satisfy (make happy or satisfied)

Cause:

like (be fond of)

like (find enjoyable or agreeable)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delight"):

endear (make attractive or lovable)

delight; enchant; enrapture; enthral; enthrall; ravish; transport (hold spellbound)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will delight her


Sense 2delight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take delight in

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

revel; delight; enjoy

Context example:

he delights in his granddaughter

"Delight" entails doing...:

expend; use (use up, consume fully)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delight"):

have a ball; have a good time (enjoy oneself greatly)

wallow (delight greatly in)

live it up (enjoy oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue delight over the results of the experiment


Sense 3delight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold spellbound

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

enchant; enrapture; enthral; enthrall; ravish; delight; transport

Hypernyms (to "delight" is one way to...):

delight; please (give pleasure to or be pleasing to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will delight her


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