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

His delight is in the law of the Lord. Ps. 1.

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

Titus was the delight of human kind.

I was daily his delight. Prov. 8.

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


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. Ps. 119.

2. To receive great pleasure in.

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

DELIGHT, v.i. 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. Rom. 7.