Associations to the word «Pleasure»


PLEASURE, noun. (uncountable) A state of being pleased.
PLEASURE, noun. (countable) A person, thing or action that causes enjoyment.
PLEASURE, noun. (uncountable) One's preference.
PLEASURE, noun. (formal) (uncountable) The will or desire of someone or some agency in power.
PLEASURE, interjection. Pleased to meet you
PLEASURE, verb. (transitive) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
PLEASURE, verb. (transitive) to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to
PLEASURE, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To take pleasure; to seek or pursue pleasure.
PLEASURE BOAT, noun. A motorboat used for recreational activities, such as sport fishing or touring.
PLEASURE CENTER, noun. A region of the brain which creates feelings of pleasure.
PLEASURE CENTERS, noun. Plural of pleasure center
PLEASURE CENTRE, noun. UK and Canada spelling of pleasure center
PLEASURE CRAFT, noun. A motorboat used for recreational activities, such as sport fishing or touring.
PLEASURE DOME, noun. Alternative spelling of pleasuredome
PLEASURE DOMES, noun. Plural of pleasure dome
PLEASURE ONESELF, verb. To masturbate.
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE, noun. (psychology) (psychoanalysis) (Freudianism) (often hyphenated when used attributively) The principle that human decisions and behavior are strongly motivated by the instinctual desire of the id, arising in infancy, to experience pleasure and avoid pain.

Dictionary definition

PLEASURE, noun. A fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure".
PLEASURE, noun. Something or someone that provides a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight".
PLEASURE, noun. A formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President".
PLEASURE, noun. An activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure".
PLEASURE, noun. Sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope