Definition of enjoy
: to have a good time
1 : to have for one's use, benefit, or lot : experience enjoyed great success
2 : to take pleasure or satisfaction in
enjoyableplay \in-ˈjȯi-ə-bəl, en-\ adjective
enjoyablyplay \in-ˈjȯi-ə-blē, en-\ adverb
: to have a good time
Examples of enjoy in a Sentence
Relax and enjoy the view.
He always enjoys a good laugh.
No one enjoys being teased.
She enjoyed great success in her new business.
The show enjoyed a brief surge of popularity.
They enjoyed a large income from their investments.
Recent Examples of enjoy from the Web
Dozens of cat owners and cat lovers got together Saturday in the park to give their feline friends a chance to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.
Away from his homeland, Mr. Guo still enjoys the high life.
Enjoying this show going forward may mean divorcing it from the national entertainment of the moment—politics—and instead reveling in its scene-to-scene sneakiness.
Visitors also enjoy tastings from local food trucks and the stylings of local musicians.
Nicolas Sarkozy, nicknamed president Bling-Bling for his extravagant private life, was very talkative while Francois Hollande enjoyed gossiping with his favorite reporters.
The daughter of educators and sibling of a nuclear chemist with a PhD, Kasey Cooper has long enjoyed breaking things down to their technical components.
McGuinn's bandmates during that kaleidoscopic era included David Crosby, who went on to enjoy more fame in Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Gooski's John Allison enjoys the non-gentrification.
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Origin and Etymology of enjoy
Middle English enjoien, from Anglo-French enjoir, enjoier to gladden, enjoy, from en- + joie joy
First Known Use: 15th century
ENJOY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enjoy for English Language Learners
: to take pleasure in (something)
: to have or experience (something good or helpful)
ENJOY Defined for Kids
Definition of enjoy for Students
1 : to get pleasure from I enjoy camping.
2 : to have the use or benefit of We all enjoy good health.
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