plea‧sure S2 W2
the feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction that you get from an experience [↪ pleasant]
She sipped her drink with obvious pleasure.
a book to read for pleasure
The garden has given pleasure to many people.
an activity or experience that you enjoy very much [↪ pleasant]:
the simple pleasures of life
be a pleasure to read/work with/watch etc
Carol was a pleasure to work with.
used when someone has thanked you for doing something and you want to say that you were glad to do it
4 [singular] spoken formal
used to be polite when you are meeting someone, asking for something, agreeing to do something etc
have the pleasure of (doing) something
May I have the pleasure of seeing you again?
It's been a pleasure to meet you.
It'll be a pleasure/With pleasure (=used to respond to a request)
'Give the kids a hug for me.' 'With pleasure.'
if you can do something at your pleasure, you can do it when you want to and in the way you want to
6 British English 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 there