Delight De*light", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delighting}.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d['e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. {Delectate}, {Delicate}, {Delicious}, {Dilettante}, {Elicit}, {Lace}.] To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear. [1913 Webster]

Inventions to delight the taste. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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