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I know not if the dark or bright shall be by lot; if that wherein my hopes delight be best or not.
Henry Alford

Meaning of "delight" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DELIGHT

From Old French delit, from deleitier to please, from Latin dēlectāre, from dēlicere to allure, from de- + lacere to entice.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DELIGHT

delight  [dɪˈlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DELIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Delight is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb delight in English.

WHAT DOES DELIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of delight in the English dictionary

The first definition of delight in the dictionary is to please greatly. Other definition of delight is foll by in to take great pleasure. Delight is also extreme pleasure or satisfaction; joy.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DELIGHT

PRESENT

Present
I delight
you delight
he/she/it delights
we delight
you delight
they delight
Present continuous
I am delighting
you are delighting
he/she/it is delighting
we are delighting
you are delighting
they are delighting
Present perfect
I have delighted
you have delighted
he/she/it has delighted
we have delighted
you have delighted
they have delighted
Present perfect continuous
I have been delighting
you have been delighting
he/she/it has been delighting
we have been delighting
you have been delighting
they have been delighting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I delighted
you delighted
he/she/it delighted
we delighted
you delighted
they delighted
Past continuous
I was delighting
you were delighting
he/she/it was delighting
we were delighting
you were delighting
they were delighting
Past perfect
I had delighted
you had delighted
he/she/it had delighted
we had delighted
you had delighted
they had delighted
Past perfect continuous
I had been delighting
you had been delighting
he/she/it had been delighting
we had been delighting
you had been delighting
they had been delighting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will delight
you will delight
he/she/it will delight
we will delight
you will delight
they will delight
Future continuous
I will be delighting
you will be delighting
he/she/it will be delighting
we will be delighting
you will be delighting
they will be delighting
Future perfect
I will have delighted
you will have delighted
he/she/it will have delighted
we will have delighted
you will have delighted
they will have delighted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been delighting
you will have been delighting
he/she/it will have been delighting
we will have been delighting
you will have been delighting
they will have been delighting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would delight
you would delight
he/she/it would delight
we would delight
you would delight
they would delight
Conditional continuous
I would be delighting
you would be delighting
he/she/it would be delighting
we would be delighting
you would be delighting
they would be delighting
Conditional perfect
I would have delight
you would have delight
he/she/it would have delight
we would have delight
you would have delight
they would have delight
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been delighting
you would have been delighting
he/she/it would have been delighting
we would have been delighting
you would have been delighting
they would have been delighting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you delight
we let´s delight
you delight
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to delight
Past participle
delighted
Present Participle
delighting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DELIGHT


alight
əˈlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
enlight
ɪnˈlaɪt
flight
flaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
impolite
ˌɪmpəˈlaɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
mislight
ˌmɪsˈlaɪt
overlight
ˌəʊvəˈlaɪt
polite
pəˈlaɪt
relight
riːˈlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
superlight
ˌsuːpərˈlaɪt
superpolite
ˌsuːpərpəˈlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt
ultralight
ˈʌltrəˈlaɪt
undelight
ˌʌndɪˈlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DELIGHT

delicacy
delicate
delicately
delicateness
delicatessen
delice
delicious
deliciously
deliciousness
delict
deligation
delighted
delightedly
delightedness
delighter
delightful
delightfully
delightfulness
delightless
delightsome

WORDS THAT END LIKE DELIGHT

back-up light
backlight
bright
candlelight
come to light
flashlight
green light
headlight
in-flight
in mid-flight
limelight
moonlight
plight
put to flight
red light
searchlight
skylight
starlight
the spotlight
Very light
white light

Synonyms and antonyms of delight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DELIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «delight» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of delight

Translation of «delight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DELIGHT

Find out the translation of delight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of delight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «delight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高兴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deleite
570 millions of speakers

English

delight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुशी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَهْجَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наслаждение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prazer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমোদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

délice
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gembira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vergnügen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大喜び
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기쁨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bungah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vui sướng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மகிழ்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खूप आनंद देणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zevk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gioia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozkosz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

задоволення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încântare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόλαυση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vreugde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glädje
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fornøyelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of delight

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DELIGHT»

The term «delight» is very widely used and occupies the 9.076 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DELIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about delight

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10 QUOTES WITH «DELIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word delight.
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Henry Alford
I know not if the dark or bright shall be by lot; if that wherein my hopes delight be best or not.
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Barbara de Angelis
Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
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Hannah Arendt
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
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Neal Asher
I've been reading Tanith Lee since I was a teenager, beginning with 'The Birthgrave' and 'The Storm Lord.' Only recently did I discover, to my delight, how many more of her books I've yet to read.
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Saint Teresa of Avila
Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
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Neal Barnard
We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change.
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Charles Baudelaire
The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.
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Venerable Bede
And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
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Venerable Bede
I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
10
Daniel Boone
I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DELIGHT»

Discover the use of delight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to delight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in ...
A model of cultural history, this ambitious book will stimulate and enlighten readers across a broad range of interests.
Judith R. Walkowitz, 2013
2
Dixieland Delight: A Football Season on the Road in the ...
Dixieland Delight is Travis's hilarious, loving, irreverent, and endlessly entertaining chronicle of a season of ironic excess in a world that goes a little crazy on football Saturdays.
Clay Travis, 2010
3
Thermal Delight in Architecture
Considerations given to thermal qualities in the design and construction of buildings worldwide and throughout history are examined in an attempt to show the importance of thermal qualities in effective building design
Lisa Heschong, 1979
4
Hacker's Delight
Extensive additions in this edition include A new chapter on cyclic redundancy checking (CRC), including routines for the commonly used CRC-32 code A new chapter on error correcting codes (ECC), including routines for the Hamming code More ...
Henry S. Warren, 2012
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Ecology, Community and Delight: Sources of Values in ...
The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and values of practitioners. The book raises questions such as: should landscape architecture aspire to the status of an art form?
Ian H. Thompson, 2000
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Heart's Delight
Heart's Delight tells of a teenage boy's first love.
Per Nilsson, 2005
7
The Customer Delight Principle: Exceeding Customers' ...
This book reveals how leading marketers consistently retain and grow their customer bases by moving beyond satisfaction to discover and fill each customer's unseen yet essential needs.
Timothy L. Keiningham, Terry G. Vavra, 2001
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Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create ...
Praise for Likeable Social Media: Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of ...
Dave Kerpen, 2011
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The Delight Makers
From 1890, this is an important contribution to the literature of the Southwest, a fictional novel of pre-Columbian Pueblo Indians, based on the author's experiences with the Native Americans of New Mexico.
Adolph Bandelier, 2011
10
A Reader's Delight
One of America's finest essayists writes about 40 literary masterpieces that have been wrongfully forgotten or were ignored in the first place.
Noel Perrin, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DELIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term delight is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Hamilton' Roles Are This Rapper's Delight
Fronting an experimental rap group isn't a standard resume item for most Broadway performers. Nor is excelling at freestyle rap, a fast-paced ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
'The new stadium looks immense': Tottenham players and fans react …
Tottenham players and fans have reacted with delight to the announcement of the club's plans for the redevelopment of White Hart Lane. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
3
Tall order: Height of delight
Dubai: I think I will have to admit I haven't seen a more lavish and elaborate iftar buffet than the one I reviewed last week at the Dubai Ballroom ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
4
Diyarbakir residents delight at UNESCO recognition in Turkey's …
Nezahat Arslan, a childcare worker in Denmark who was was born and raised in Diyarbakir, beamed with delight that UNESCO has put her ... «Rudaw, Jul 15»
5
Medal delight as pupils show sporting skills
Students from Archbishop Blanch School are enjoying sporting success after winning a hoard of medals at the City Athletics Championships at ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
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Bernadette Peters, Boston Pops delight Tanglewood crowd
Consummate Broadway diva Bernadette Peters, backed by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, delighted a Sunday afternoon Tanglewood ... «Berkshire Eagle, Jul 15»
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An Iron Range Educator's View: Word usage can bring delight
Word people are people who enjoy the beauty of the sound of words. For example, word people love to use the word “onomatopoeia. «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»
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VIDEO: 'Delight' as Dame Joan officially opens village hall
Residents flocked to see the cutting of the ribbon by Lady Olivier at the official launch of Ashurst Village Hall last week. What has become a ... «West Sussex Gazette, Jul 15»
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Earthly Delight
Earthly Delight. Dior's Raf Simons went to the garden with Hieronymus Bosch as the couture season bloomed. SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF ... «WWD, Jul 15»
10
Daily Delight: From church to theatre to villa
What was originally the Church of Palms in Brisbane is now a luxury home that reconciles the building's heritage listing with modern design. «Residential Property Manager, Jul 15»

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