- delight used 51 times.
- delighted used 12 times.
- delightest used once.
- delighteth used 14 times.
- delights used 6 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
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.
DELIGHTED, participle passive
1. Greatly pleased; rejoiced; followed by with.
That ye may be delighted with the abundance of her glory. Isaiah 66:11.
2. adjective Full of delight.
DELIGHTER, noun One who takes delight.
DELIGHTFUL, adjective Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction; as a delightful thought; a delightful prospect.
1. In a manner to receive great pleasure; very agreeable; as, we were delightfully employed, or entertained.
2. In a delightful manner; charmingly; in a manner to afford great pleasure; as, the lady sings and plays delightfully
1. The quality of being delightful, or of affording great pleasure; as the delightfulness of a prospect, or of scenery.
2. Great pleasure; delight.
DELIGHTLESS, adjective Affording no pleasure or delight.
DELIGHTSOME, adjective Very pleasing; delightful.
DELIGHTSOMELY, adverb Very pleasantly; in a delightful manner.
DELIGHTSOMENESS, noun Delightfulness; pleasantness in a high degree.