• WordNet 3.6
    • n enjoyment act of receiving pleasure from something
    • n enjoyment (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property "we were given the use of his boat"
    • n enjoyment the pleasure felt when having a good time
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Additional illustrations & photos:

And, strange to say, Arvilly wuzn't skairt a mite—she ruther enjoyed it And, strange to say, Arvilly wuzn't skairt a mite—she ruther enjoyed it
A family enjoying a meal, about 1650. Many of the eating and drinking vessels portrayed, together with much of the tableware, are types which have been excavated. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) A family enjoying a meal, about 1650. Many of the eating and drinking vessels portrayed, together with much of the...
Enjoying a smoke in a tavern, about 1625. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Enjoying a smoke in a tavern, about 1625. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...
Mr. Klegg Enjoys Solid Comfort. 16 Mr. Klegg Enjoys Solid Comfort. 16
Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself
Mr. Bhaer and Jo were enjoying promenades Mr. Bhaer and Jo were enjoying promenades

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1657, the first chocolate house was opened in London, England. The cost of chocolate was about 13 shillings per pound and was a drink that only the elite enjoyed
    • Enjoyment That which gives pleasure or keen satisfaction. "The hope of everlasting enjoyments ."
    • Enjoyment 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: D. H. Lawrence enjoyed taking off his clothes and climbing mulberry trees.
    • n enjoyment The state of enjoying; pleasurable emotion or sensation; followed by of, a viewing or experiencing with pleasure or delight: as, her enjoyment was manifest; enjoyment of a play, or of a good dinner.
    • n enjoyment The possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure; in law, the exercise of a right: as, the enjoyment of an estate, or of civil and religious privileges.
    • n enjoyment That which gives pleasure or satisfaction; cause of joy or gratification; delight: as, the enjoyments of life.
    • n enjoyment Synonyms Pleasure, gratification, happiness, satisfaction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you were to go on vacation for eleven days, you'd have less than one million seconds to enjoy it.
    • n Enjoyment state or condition of enjoying: satisfactory possession or use of anything; pleasure: happiness
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  • Seneca
    “So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come.”
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    “Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present -- which seldom happens to us.”
  • Plutarch
    “The whole life is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.”
  • George Bush
    George Bush
    “We are enjoying sluggish times and not enjoying them very much.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enjoier, to give joy to—en (=L. in), and joie, joy; or O. Fr. enjoir, to enjoy—en, and joir—L. gaudēre, to rejoice.


In literature:

She had enjoyed doing that, enjoyed it intellectually.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
I have now been enjoying this most delightful way of life for ten days, and am certainly much better.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
Taken altogether, I found this drive home with Faery and her master anything but enjoyable.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
I had, however, heard quite enough to spoil my enjoyment for the rest of the evening.
"The Path of Duty, and Other Stories" by H. S. Caswell
To enjoy this meal both lads squatted, but Shyuote, still half asleep, lost his balance and tumbled over.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I now enjoy life, enjoy my family, enjoy my friends.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
My constitution has always been frail, and, till the death of my mother, I enjoyed unlimited indulgence.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
He succeeded in arousing her interest, and the long drive down the hillside in the early morning gave her the keenest enjoyment.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Only Rogers really enjoyed himself.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Enjoy the moment, then, and march.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
It enjoys a strongish loam, and a slightly shaded situation will conduce to its lengthened flowering, and also tend to luxuriance.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
Walk briskly and as though you enjoyed it, and you will discover that you do enjoy it.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Israel then enjoyed about a century of independence.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
How wonderful it must be to do something the whole world can enjoy.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
I enjoy the flowers better when I get them without any trouble.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Philip enjoyed judicious indulgence.
"The Higher Court" by Mary Stewart Daggett
A kettle was almost on the boil, and they were evidently about to enjoy a meal.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
When a man iz thoroly kontented, he iz either too lazy to want ennything, or too big a phool tew enjoy it.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
You are betrayed indeed, if you owe no other enjoyment to your uncle!
"Only a Girl:" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
When they turned back in the Rue Royale they met M. Renaud enjoying his pipe.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

When divine smiles in sight appear,
And I enjoy the heav'nly gale;
When wind and tide and all is fair,
I dream my faith shall never fail:
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
When drops of comfort quickly dry'd,
And sensible enjoyments fail;
When cheering apples are deny'd,
Then doubts instead of faith prevail.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
If wishing damns us, you and I
Are damned to all our heart's content;
Come, then, at least we may enjoy
Some pleasure for our punishment!
"An Argument" by Thomas Moore
O, let not them, that wou'd destroy
Thy servant, their heart's wish enjoy,
Let them not triumph over me,
When they my vast distresses see.
"Psalm XXXVIII." by Rees Prichard
Zion enjoys her monarch's love,
Secure against the threatening hour;
Nor can her firm foundation move,
Built on his faithfulness and power.
"Psalm XLVI: God Is the Refuge" by Isaac Watts
These are the men, the pious race,
That seek the God of Jacob's face:
These shall enjoy the blissful sight,
And dwell in everlasting light.
"Psalm 24" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Enjoy delicious foods served by Del Mar's finest restaurants at the One Last Taste at the Track Festival.
Enjoy it, because not enough teams in Georgia throw the ball.
Come on into the store and enjoy and satisfy your cravings for authentic Mexican food.
For all you telenovela fans, enjoy the dramatic facial expressions and plot twists without the headache of translating or trying to turn on the subtitles.
This week's "Stage" page is a review of Wittenberg, a bawdy comedy about religion and philosophy that's enjoying an excellent Southwest premiere by Amphibian Productions.
The MP3 player is great for personal music enjoyment but what about when you'd like to share the music around or spare yourself having to wear earphones.
If you're one of those impatient people who gets a refund anticipation loan (RAL) from a tax preparer, enjoy it while it lasts — after this year, those loans are going away.
Attendees at last year's Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz enjoy the festivities at Boehms Candies.
Singer Gwen Stefani and her sons Kingston and Zuma enjoying a day on the beach with friends and family members in Newport Beach, California on August 19, 2012.
After you've scrounged up your spare change to see that new superhero flick all you want to do is relax and enjoy the film, right.
Enjoy a delicious slice of pie while listening to an enjoyable mix of bluegrass, jazz and world fusion.
As his good friend Paul Kirk just mentioned, Ted Kennedy enjoyed singing -- even though his enjoyment of singing was in inverse proportion to his talent.
Enjoy the music of the Man in Black while enjoying free tastings of the winery's best bottles.
Before you take the plunge, enjoy a few of these activities that can only be enjoyed by guys (and some girls) with a 'stache.
The people who are attracted to the job are outsiders—they enjoy solitude, they enjoy nature.

In science:

In particular, it enjoys an “Abelian property” which allows rotor walks to be parallelized.
Rotor Walks and Markov Chains
That this algebraic structure sheaf determines (X, OX ) in the 0-truncated case is somewhat remarkable, and depends on strong finiteness properties enjoyed by the class of Stein algebras (which do not hold in the derived setting).
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Both results enjoy the convergence rates that do not depend on the input dimension d of the target functions.
Feasibility of random basis function approximators for modeling and control
We emphasize that in general small ob jects in G¨odel’s Universe enjoy two images.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
We have enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere at the “Enrico Fermi” summer school in Varenna and appreciated the financial support from the “Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung”.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
The process of approximation depends on the choice of suitable coverings of G and G/G00 , but the resulting homomorphisms are independent of the coverings and enjoy good functorial properties.
On the homotopy type of definable groups in an o-minimal structure
At the same level of the academic ladder (e.g., at the postdoctoral stage), US astrophysicists enjoy more seniority, independence and recognition than their colleagues elsewhere.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
While we recognize that not every institution will be able to offer these benefits, we expect institutions that do adopt such policies to enjoy a competitive advantage6 in hiring and retaining the best and brightest academics in the country, particularly women faculty.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
As academics, we do enjoy certain flexibility in our profession, and therefore such a facility (or facilities recommended by the institution) should afford flexible part-time options, rather than a binary full-week-or-nothing policy.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
If you want to see how (and why) well established PRNGs fail dramatically even in very simple simulations, you will enjoy .
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
We are therefore led to study hyperbolic spaces of dimension 2 which turn out to enjoy a very simple representation in the open unit disk D of the complex plane, the so-called Poincar´e disk, with its fascinating non-Euclidean geometry that arises from the Riemannian structure of the set of structure tensors.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Hamiltonians defined in unbounded spaces and enjoying some form of symmetry.
A metric analysis of critical Hamilton--Jacobi equations in the stationary ergodic setting
With this choice, the function σa is jointly measurable in RN × RN × Ω and enjoys the stationarity property for every z ∈ RN and ω ∈ Ω. σa (· + z , ·, ω) = σa (·, ·, τz ω) Next, for every a ≥ cf , we define the semidistance Sa as σa (γ (s), ˙γ (s), ω) ds : γ ∈ Lipx,y ([0, 1], RN ) (cid:27) .
A metric analysis of critical Hamilton--Jacobi equations in the stationary ergodic setting
Hereafter we will denote by Af (ω) the collection of points y of RN enjoying one of the two equivalent conditions above.
A metric analysis of critical Hamilton--Jacobi equations in the stationary ergodic setting
Leaving aside for a moment the question of whether any or all of these sets enjoy some sort of Lie algebra structure, we can remark that similar set relations obtain.
Tensor Generalizations of Affine Symmetry Vectors