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pleas·ance

 (plĕz′əns)
n.
1. Archaic Pleasure or a source of pleasure.
2. A secluded garden or landscaped area.

[Middle English plaisaunce, pleasantness, source of pleasure, from Old French plaisance, from plaisant, pleasant; see pleasant. Sense 2, originally Scots, after the Pleasance, a street in Edinburgh noted for its pleasure-grounds or walks in the 1500s.]

pleasance

(ˈplɛzəns)
n
1. (Horticulture) a secluded part of a garden laid out with trees, walks, etc
2. archaic enjoyment or pleasure
[C14 plesaunce, from Old French plaisance, from plaisant pleasant, from plaisir to please]

pleas•ance

(ˈplɛz əns)

n.
1. a place laid out as a pleasure garden or promenade.
2. Archaic. pleasure.
[1300–50; Middle English plesaunce < Middle French plaisance. See pleasant, -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleasance - a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion
retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
2.pleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experiencepleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
delectation, delight - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
enjoyment - the pleasure felt when having a good time
pleasantness - the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
comfort - a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
sexual pleasure - pleasure derived from sexual activities
Translations

pleasa(u)nce

n (old)Lustgarten m (old)
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