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. Alexander Pope:

    Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.

  2. James Goldsmith:

    Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

  3. George MacDonald:

    You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.

  4. Logan Pearsall Smith:

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

  5. Jeanne-Marie Roland:

    A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies.

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