pleasance

See also: Pleasance

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French plaisance.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pleasance (countable and uncountable, plural pleasances)

  1. (obsolete) Willingness to please, or the action of pleasing; courtesy. [14th-17th c.]
  2. (obsolete) The feeling of being pleased; pleasure, delight. [14th-19th c.]
  3. Grounds laid out with shady walks, trees and shrubs, statuary, and ornamental water; a secluded part of a garden. [from 16th c.]