What does Amusement mean?

Definitions for Amusementəˈmyuz mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Amusement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amusement(noun)

    a feeling of delight at being entertained

  2. entertainment, amusement(noun)

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention


  1. amusement(Noun)


  2. amusement(Noun)

    An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, and fishing.

  3. Origin: Borrowed from amusement, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amusement(noun)

    deep thought; muse

  2. Amusement(noun)

    the state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion


  1. Amusement

    Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure. Current studies have not yet reached consensus on the exact purpose of amusement, though theories have been advanced in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and sociology. In addition, the precise mechanism that causes a given element to be perceived as more or less 'amusing' than another, similar element to a particular individual is not clearly understood.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Amusement' in Nouns Frequency: #2930


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amusement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amusement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

  2. Gonzalez Vidal:

    That has us all very worried, because everyone knows that Mexico isn't an amusement park. We could run into some dangerous problems.

  3. Andrew Polk:

    Building the service sector always starts with huge fixed asset investment in China, you focus on tourism. You build amusement parks.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

  5. Bryant Gumbel:

    I once read that the only way to enjoy life is to observe everything with a sense of detached amusement. I don't always do that, but it serves you well to keep it in mind.

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