enjoyment

noun en·joy·ment \ in-ˈjȯi-mənt , en- \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018
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

Examples of enjoyment in a Sentence

  1. She always found sports to be a source of great enjoyment.

  2. I read the book strictly for my own enjoyment.

  3. the enjoyment of good health

  4. This is land set aside for the public's enjoyment.

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First Known Use of enjoyment

1553

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ENJOYMENT Defined for English Language Learners

enjoyment

  • : a feeling of pleasure caused by doing or experiencing something you like

  • : the condition of having and using something that is good, pleasant, etc.

  • enjoyments : things that give you pleasure


ENJOYMENT Defined for Kids

enjoyment

noun en·joy·ment \ in-ˈjȯi-mənt \
1 : the action or condition of getting pleasure or satisfaction from something
  • The land is set aside for public enjoyment.
2 : something that gives pleasure
  • life's simple enjoyments

Law Dictionary

enjoyment

noun en·joy·ment
: 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.
specifically : the receipt of the fruits or profits of property — see also right of use, usufruct


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