enjoyment

  • 1 enjoyment — en·joy·ment n: personal benefit, use, or possession (as of rights or property) widows and widowers were relegated to lifetime enjoyment of the marital estates W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.; specif: the receipt of the fruits or profits of property… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Enjoyment — En*joy ment, n. 1. The condition of enjoying anything; pleasure or satisfaction, as in the possession or occupancy of anything; possession and use; as, the enjoyment of an estate. [1913 Webster] 2. That which gives pleasure or keen satisfaction.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 enjoyment — [n1] delight in something amusement, delectation, diversion, enjoying, entertainment, fruition, fun, gladness, gratification, gusto, happiness, hedonism, indulgence, joy, loving, luxury, pleasure, recreation, rejoicing, relaxation, relish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 enjoyment — 1550s, from ENJOY (Cf. enjoy) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 enjoyment — delight, *pleasure, joy, delectation, fruition Analogous words: delighting, rejoicing, gratifying, regaling, gladdening, pleasing (see PLEASE): *happiness, felicity, bliss, beatitude: zest, relish, gusto, *taste Antonyms: abhorrence Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 enjoyment — [en joi′mənt, injoi′mənt] n. 1. the act or state of enjoying; specif., a) the possession, use, or benefit of something b) a pleasurable experiencing of something 2. something enjoyed 3. pleasure; gratification; joy SYN. PLEASURE …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 enjoyment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, huge, real ▪ full, maximum ▪ A large income is not necessary for the full enjoyment of life. ▪ pure …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 enjoyment */ — UK [ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt] / US noun Word forms enjoyment : singular enjoyment plural enjoyments 1) a) [uncountable] pleasure that you get from an activity or experience get enjoyment from something: He doesn t get any real enjoyment from dancing. Lisa ate …

    English dictionary

  • 9 enjoyment — n. 1) to give, provide enjoyment 2) to derive enjoyment from 3) full, great enjoyment * * * [ɪn dʒɔɪmənt] great enjoyment provide enjoyment full to derive enjoyment from to give …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 enjoyment — en|joy|ment [ ın dʒɔımənt ] noun * 1. ) uncount pleasure that you get from an activity or experience: He doesn t get any real enjoyment from dancing. Lisa ate the cake with obvious enjoyment. their enjoyment of life a ) count something you enjoy… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 enjoyment — /en joy meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of enjoying. 2. the possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure: to have the enjoyment of a large income. 3. a particular form or source of pleasure: Hunting is his greatest enjoyment. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 12 enjoyment — [[t]ɪnʤɔ͟ɪmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n Enjoyment is the feeling of pleasure and satisfaction that you have when you do or experience something that you like. I apologise if your enjoyment of the movie was spoiled. ...her enjoyment of the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 enjoyment — The exercise of a right; the possession and fruition of a right, privilege or incorporeal hereditament. Comfort, consolation, contentment, ease, happiness, pleasure and satisfaction. Such includes the beneficial use, interest and purpose to which …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 enjoyment — The exercise of a right; the possession and fruition of a right, privilege or incorporeal hereditament. Comfort, consolation, contentment, ease, happiness, pleasure and satisfaction. Such includes the beneficial use, interest and purpose to which …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 enjoyment — enjoy en‧joy [ɪnˈdʒɔɪ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to use a legal right and benefit from it: • Local producers enjoy tariff protection at home. enjoyment noun [uncountable] : • Development of the golf course will not …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 enjoyment — en|joy|ment [ınˈdʒɔımənt] n 1.) [U and C] the feeling of pleasure you get from having or doing something, or something you enjoy doing ▪ Acting has brought me enormous enjoyment . ▪ Unfortunately, a small minority want to spoil everyone else s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 enjoyment — en•joy•ment [[t]ɛnˈdʒɔɪ mənt[/t]] n. 1) the act of enjoying 2) a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction; delight; gratification 3) the possession, use, or occupancy of something satisfying or advantageous 4) a particular form or source of pleasure …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 enjoyment — Receiving the benefit of something; receiving substantial economic benefit rather than a technical vesting of title or estate. 28 Am J Rev ed Inher T § 193. Something less than consumption. 33 Am J1st Life Est § 241. That which gives value to… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 enjoyment — noun Date: 1553 1. a. the action or state of enjoying b. possession and use < the enjoyment of civic rights > 2. something that gives keen satisfaction < the poorest life has its enjoyments and pleasures > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 enjoyment — Synonyms and related words: advantage, amusement, animal pleasure, benefit, bodily pleasure, carnal delight, comfort, content, contentment, coziness, creature comforts, delectation, delight, diversion, divertisement, divertissement, ease,… …

    Moby Thesaurus