pleasure ( pleasures plural )
1 n-uncount If something gives you pleasure, you get a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, or enjoyment from it.
oft N from/in n/-ing
Watching sport gave him great pleasure..., Everybody takes pleasure in eating...
2 n-uncount Pleasure is the activity of enjoying yourself, especially rather than working or doing what you have a duty to do.
He mixed business and pleasure in a perfect and dynamic way..., I read for pleasure.
3 n-count A pleasure is an activity, experience or aspect of something that you find very enjoyable or satisfying.
oft N of n/-ing
Watching TV is our only pleasure., ...the pleasure of seeing a smiling face.
4 If you meet someone for the first time, you can say, as a way of being polite, that it is a pleasure to meet them. You can also ask for the pleasure of someone's company as a polite and formal way of inviting them somewhere.
a pleasure/the pleasure convention
`A pleasure to meet you, sir,' he said...
5 You can say `It's a pleasure' or `My pleasure' as a polite way of replying to someone who has just thanked you for doing something.
It's a pleasure/my pleasure convention
`Thanks very much anyhow.'—`It's a pleasure.'
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