Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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1. A high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy.

His delight is in the law of the Lord. Psalms 1:2.

2. That which gives great pleasure; that which affords delight

Titus was the delight of human kind.

I was daily his delight Proverbs 8:30.

DELIGHT is a more permanent pleasure than joy, and not dependent on sudden excitement.

DELIGHT, verb transitive

1. To affect with great pleasure; to please highly; to give or afford high satisfaction or joy; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear; the good conduct of children, and especially their piety, delights their parents.

I will delight myself in thy statutes. Psalms 1:219.

2. To receive great pleasure in.

I delight to do thy will. Psalms 40:8.

DELIGHT, verb intransitive To have or take great pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; followed by in.

I delight in the law of God after the inward man. Romans 7:22.