1 ENJOYMENT (U) the feeling of happiness or satisfaction that you get from an experience you enjoy: The children used to get a lot of pleasure out of that game when they were young. | give/bring pleasure: Small gifts give pleasure and don't cost much. | great pleasure: a film that has given great pleasure to millions2 ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE (C, U) an activity or experience that you enjoy very much: the simple pleasures of life | it is a pleasure to do sth: It's been a great pleasure to meet you.3 take pleasure in to be pleased about and proud of something: He took great pleasure in his grandchildren's achievements.4 take pleasure in doing sth to enjoy doing something bad to other people: Charlie seems to take pleasure in bullying the younger kids.5 (it's) my pleasure spoken used when someone has thanked you for doing something and you want to say that you were glad to do it6 with pleasure spoken used to say politely that you are happy to do something that someone has just asked you to do: “Will you come?” “With pleasure madam.”7 have the pleasure of (doing) stha) formal to enjoy the experience of something: I don't think I've had the pleasure of meeting your wife.b) humorous used when you do not think something is enjoyable: We had the pleasure of Rob's company last week.8 at his/her Majesty's pleasure BrE law if someone is put in prison at his or her Majesty's pleasure, there is no fixed limit to the time they have to spend there9 at your pleasure if you can do something at your pleasure, you can do it when and as you want to10 sb's pleasure formal what someone wants: You can go there if that's your pleasure.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.