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 for delight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delight \De*light"\, n. [OE. delit, OF. delit, deleit, fr.
     delitier, to delight. See Delight, v. t.]
     1. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought
        state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme
        satisfaction; joy.
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              Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt
              not.                                  --Shak.
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              A fool hath no delight in understanding. --Prov.
                                                    xviii. 2.
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     2. That which gives great pleasure or delight.
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              Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight.
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     3. Licentious pleasure; lust. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delight \De*light"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delighted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Delighting.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier,
     F. d['e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight
     (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to
     allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus
     a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious,
     Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.]
     To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please
     highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony
     delights the ear.
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           Inventions to delight the taste.         --Shak.
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           Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delight \De*light"\, v. i.
     To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly
     pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.
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           Love delights in praises.                --Shak.
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           I delight to do thy will, O my God.      --Ps. xl. 8.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight
           to see her was obvious to all" [syn: delight,
      2: something or someone that provides a source of happiness; "a
         joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car
         is a delight" [syn: joy, delight, pleasure]
      v 1: give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please
           the senses"; "a pleasing sensation" [syn: please,
           delight] [ant: displease]
      2: take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter" [syn:
         delight, enjoy, revel]
      3: hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport,
         enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight] [ant:
         disenchant, disillusion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "delight":
     a thing for, adore, affinity, allure, amuse, appreciate, aptitude,
     aptness, attract, be in heaven, be pleased, beam, beatification,
     beatitude, becharm, beguile, bent, bewitch, bewitchment, bias,
     blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, caper, captivate, caracole,
     carol, carry away, cast, charm, cheer, cheerfulness, chirp,
     chirrup, clap hands, cloud nine, conatus, conduciveness,
     contentment, convulse, crow, crow over, dance, delectate,
     delectation, delight in, diathesis, die with delight, disposition,
     divert, eagerness, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, enchant,
     enchantment, enjoy, enjoyment, enliven, enrapture, enravish,
     entertain, enthrall, entrance, exaltation, excite, exhilarate,
     exhilaration, exuberance, exult, fascinate, feel happy,
     feeling for, felicity, fracture one, freak out, frisk, frolic,
     fruition, gaiety, gambol, gladden, gladness, glee, gloat,
     gloat over, glory, glory in, go into raptures, gratification,
     gratify, happify, happiness, heaven, high spirits, hilarity,
     imparadise, inclination, intoxication, jollity, joy, joyance,
     joyfulness, jubilate, kill, knock dead, knock out, laugh, leaning,
     liability, like, liking, lilt, loosen up, love, mirth,
     overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, penchant, please,
     pleasure, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, probability,
     proclivity, proneness, propensity, purr, raise a laugh,
     raise a smile, rapture, ravish, ravishment, readiness, recreate,
     refresh, regale, rejoice, relax, relish, revel, revel in, rollick,
     romp, satisfaction, satisfy, savor, send, sensitivity to,
     seventh heaven, sing, skip, skip for joy, slay, smile, soft spot,
     solace, sunshine, susceptibility, take great satisfaction,
     tendency, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, transport,
     tread on air, triumph, tropism, turn, twist, unalloyed happiness,
     warp, weakness, whistle, willingness, wow

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delight, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    311
     Housing Units (2000): 168
     Land area (2000):     0.455734 sq. miles (1.180346 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.455734 sq. miles (1.180346 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            18100
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             34.030717 N, 93.503269 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     71940
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Delight, AR

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