Definition of Pleasance

1. Noun. A pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion.

Generic synonyms: Retreat



2. Noun. A fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience. "He was tingling with pleasure"
Exact synonyms: Pleasure
Generic synonyms: Feeling
Specialized synonyms: Delectation, Delight, Enjoyment, Pleasantness, Comfort, Sexual Pleasure
Derivative terms: Pleasant, Please
Antonyms: Pain

Definition of Pleasance

1. n. Pleasure; merriment; gayety; delight; kindness.

Definition of Pleasance

1. Proper noun. ( female given name) ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A pleasure ground laid out with shady walks, trees and shrubs, statuary, and ornamental water; a secluded part of a garden. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) pleasure ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pleasance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleasance

pleadable
pleaded
pleader
pleaders
pleadeth
pleading
pleading in the alternative
pleadingly
pleadings
pleads
pleaed
pleaing
pleas
pleas of the crown
pleasable
pleasance (current term)
pleasances
pleasant
pleasant-tasting
pleasanter
pleasantest
pleasantly
pleasantness
pleasantnesses
pleasantries
pleasantry
pleasaunce
pleasaunt
pleasauntly
please

Literary usage of Pleasance

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"Oh, pleasance, I'm frightened." The last alarms had seized on the timid creature, and л scared terror arose in her eyes, while the sweat-drops gathered on ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1876)
"cried Miss Mott, before pleasance had time to answer ; " and she is something ... I am pleasance, not Patience," said 1 pleasance, fancying that the old man ..."

3. The Shakespeare Garden by Esther Singleton (1922)
"EVOLUTION OF THE SHAKESPEARE GARDEN The Medieval pleasance SHAKESPEARE was familiar with two kinds of gardens: the stately and magnificent garden that ..."

4. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"Puffed up with pride and vain pleasance ; But all this glee had no ... For they of joy and pleasance to you sing, That all the woods them answer, ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1809)
"Me too it cheers, and bids ray pulses beat, With healthful temper and enlivening beat. Quickening each heart to pleasance like the time, ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"Oh, pleasance, I'm frightened." The last alarms had seized on the timid creature, and л scared terror arose in her eyes, while the sweat-drops gathered on ..."

7. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1876)
"cried Miss Mott, before pleasance had time to answer ; " and she is something ... I am pleasance, not Patience," said 1 pleasance, fancying that the old man ..."

8. The Shakespeare Garden by Esther Singleton (1922)
"EVOLUTION OF THE SHAKESPEARE GARDEN The Medieval pleasance SHAKESPEARE was familiar with two kinds of gardens: the stately and magnificent garden that ..."

9. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"Puffed up with pride and vain pleasance ; But all this glee had no ... For they of joy and pleasance to you sing, That all the woods them answer, ..."

10. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1809)
"Me too it cheers, and bids ray pulses beat, With healthful temper and enlivening beat. Quickening each heart to pleasance like the time, ..."

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