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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, n. [F. plaisir, originally an infinitive.
     See Please.]
     1. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable
        sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or
        happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of
        something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to
        pain, sorrow, etc.
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              At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
                                                    --Ps. xvi. 11.
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     2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or
        dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; --
        opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc. "Not
        sunk in carnal pleasure." --Milton.
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              He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man. --Prov.
                                                    xxi. 17.
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              Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. --2
                                                    Tim. iii. 4.
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     3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or
        satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose. "He will
        do his pleasure on Babylon." --Isa. xlviii. 14.
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              Use your pleasure; if your love do not presuade you
              to come, let not my letter.           --Shak.
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     4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification. --Shak.
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              Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure --Acts
                                                    xxv. 9.
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     At pleasure, by arbitrary will or choice. --Dryden.
  
     To take pleasure in, to have enjoyment in. --Ps. cxlvii.
        11.
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     Note: Pleasure is used adjectively, or in the formation of
           self-explaining compounds; as, pleasure boat, pleasure
           ground; pleasure house, etc.
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     Syn: Enjoyment; gratification; satisfaction; comfort; solace;
          joy; gladness; delight; will; choice; preference;
          purpose; command; favor; kindness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleasured; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Pleasuring.]
     To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify. --Shak.
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           [Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.     --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pleasure \Pleas"ure\, v. i.
     To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go
     pleasuring.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pleasure
      n 1: a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that
           people desire to experience; "he was tingling with
           pleasure" [syn: pleasure, pleasance] [ant: pain,
           painfulness]
      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]
      3: a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the
         President"
      4: an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before
         pleasure"
      5: sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "pleasure":
     affability, agreeability, agreeableness, alternate choice,
     alternative, amenity, amiability, amicability, amusement, animus,
     appetence, appetency, appetite, ardor, behest, bidding, bliss,
     blissfulness, choice, comfort, command, commandment, compatibility,
     complaisance, conation, conatus, concupiscence, congeniality,
     contentment, cordiality, curiosity, decision, delectate,
     delectation, delight, desideration, desire, determination, dictate,
     dictation, direct order, discretion, disposition, diversion,
     divertisement, divertissement, drive, eagerness, enjoyableness,
     enjoyment, entertainment, fancy, fantasy, felicitousness, felicity,
     free choice, free will, fruition, geniality, gladden, goodliness,
     goodness, graciousness, gratification, gratify, happify, happiness,
     harmoniousness, hest, hope, horme, imperative, inclination,
     intellectual curiosity, intention, joy, joyance, kick, libido,
     liking, lust, lust for learning, mellifluousness, mellowness, mind,
     mirth, need, niceness, objective, option, optionality, order,
     passe-temps, passion, pastime, pleasance, pleasingness,
     pleasurability, pleasurableness, pleasure principle,
     pleasurefulness, possible choice, preference, rapport, recreation,
     regalement, relaxation, relish, resolution, satisfaction, say-so,
     sexual desire, solace, special order, sweetness,
     thirst for knowledge, thrill, urge, velleity, volition, want,
     wanting, welcomeness, will, will and pleasure, will power, wish,
     wish fulfillment, word, word of command
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PLEASURE, n.  The least hateful form of dejection.
  

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