Learner's definition of PLEASURE
1 a : a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction : a pleasant or pleasing feeling
b : activity that is done for enjoyment
I paint for the sheer/pure pleasure of it.
intense physical/sexual pleasure
He smiled with pleasure.
She gets pleasure from helping others. [=she enjoys helping others]
She takes pleasure in [=enjoys] her work.
His grandparents took great/special pleasure in seeing him graduate from college.
2 [count] : something or someone that causes a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction
It's been a pleasure working with you. = You were a pleasure to work with. [=I enjoyed working with you]
It would be my pleasure to help. [=I would be glad to help]
It is a special pleasure for me to be here with you today.
Now I can enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like spending time with my family.
“Thanks for your help.” “(It was) My pleasure.” [=I was happy to help]
Dark chocolate is a guilty pleasure of mine. [=something that I enjoy even though it causes guilty feelings]
at someone's pleasureorat the pleasure of someone
— used to say that something is done or can be done because someone wants it to be done
The building can be converted to condominiums at the owner's pleasure.
I serve at the pleasure of the president, and I will continue to serve as long as the president wants me to.
what's your pleasure?informal
— used to ask what drink someone would like to be served
— used to say that you are happy to do something for someone