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Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, n. [F. plaisir, originally an infinitive. See Please.]

  1. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc.

    At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
    --Ps. xvi. 11.

  2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. ``Not sunk in carnal pleasure.''

    He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.
    --Prov. xxi. 17.

    Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
    --2 Tim. iii. 4.

  3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. ``He will do his pleasure on Babylon.''
    --Isa. xlviii. 1

  4. Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you to come, let not my letter.

    4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.

    Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure
    --Acts xxv. 9.

    At pleasure, by arbitrary will or choice.

    To take pleasure in, to have enjoyment in.
    --Ps. cxlvii. 11.

    Note: Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure ground; pleasure house, etc.

    Syn: Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace; joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference; purpose; command; favor; kindness.

at pleasure

prep.phr. By arbitrary will or choice.

Usage examples of "at pleasure".

They have no houses where they remain for any time, but range through the woods or along rivers at pleasure.