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
Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this comedy that finds a couple enjoying their freedom as the last of their sons leaves the house to begin adulthood, only to return after 24 hours.
Enjoy the exhibits and hands-on art projects from 4 to 8 p.m. at the NSU Art Museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Some Brexiteers would doubtless enjoy such a muscular exertion of sovereignty.
Marilyn Fernandez, Jossue Espinosa and 11-year-old Ethan Espinosa of Bolingbrook enjoyed ribs, fries and lemonade for their third year in a row.
The Poconos will enjoy the best weather, with mostly sunny conditions and highs in the upper 70s.
Kids are encouraged to munch and parents can enjoy lunch and adult beverages while watching or helping the children create.
Christie once enjoyed an approval rating over 60 percent.
Sue, meanwhile, earned several degrees herself and enjoyed a long career in vocational counseling and seminary teaching.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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