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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amuse, divert, disport(verb)

    occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

    "The play amused the ladies"

  2. amuse(verb)

    make (somebody) laugh

    "The clown amused the children"

Wiktionary

  1. amuse(Verb)

    To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing emotions.

  2. amuse(Verb)

    To cause laughter, to be funny.

  3. amuse(Verb)

    To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.

    He amused his followers with idle promises. -Johnson.

  4. amuse(Verb)

    To divert attention, to distract, to bewilder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amuse

    to occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder

  2. Amuse

    to entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing or mirthful emotions; to divert

  3. Amuse

    to keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude

  4. Amuse(verb)

    to muse; to mediate

Freebase

  1. AMuse

    AMuse is a freeware music collection manager for AmigaOS4 that includes Last.fm client functionality . AMuse supports submissions of locally played music, listening to Last.fm similar artists and user library, scrobbling of tracks. AMuse's graphical interface is written in AWNpipe, a handler that provides access to AmigaOS graphical objects, the main program is written in AREXX, Last.fm submissions, playlist retrieval and scrobbling is done by means of Python scripts. Playback is performed by TuneNet. AMuse is developed by Yakov Mindelis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amuse

    a-mūz′, v.t. to occupy pleasantly: to divert: to beguile with expectation: (obs.) occupy the attention with: (arch.) to beguile.—adj. Amus′able, capable of being amused.—n. Amuse′ment, that which amuses: pastime.—adj. Amus′ing, affording amusement: entertaining.—adv. Amus′ingly.—n. Amus′ingness.—adj. Amus′ive (rare), having the power to amuse or entertain.—n. Amus′iveness. [Fr. amuser.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of amuse in a Sentence

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let us not teach them, but amuse them.

  2. Robert Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

  3. Henry Adams:

    Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Absurdities and Anomalies of Life always amaze and amuse me. Shared here are my favorite 21 mind-boggling dichotomies: (i) Only Certainty in this world is that there is nothing Certain, except death and taxes off course, (ii) Only Constant is the Change, (iii) The more you try to impress folks, the less impressed they will be, (iv) The more afraid you become of death, the less likely you wll enjoy life, (v) The more afraid you are to fail, the more likely you will fail, (vi) The more you fail, the more likely you will succeed, (vii) The harder you push for anything, the harder it will be to achieve, (viii) The more available anything is, the less likely you will want it, (ix) The more you learn, the more you realize your ignorance, (x) The more you argue with spouse or boss, the less likely you will win, (xi) The more you try to come close, the farther you will get pushed, (xii) The more choices you will have, the less satisfied you will be with any of those, (xiii) The more connected you get in social network, more isolated you will become, (xiv) The more you talk about your flaws, the more perfect you become in society's eyes, (xv) Peace is the only battle worth fighting for, (xvi) In order to better understand the world, you will have to turn away from it, (xvii) The more the people talk about something, the less they know about it, (xviii) The less someone cares about others, the less he cares about himself, (xix) the more you hate a trait in others, the more likely you are avoiding it in your own self, (xx) Those who can't trust others can't be trusted, and finally (xxi) No matter what it is, at the end of the day, the less is always the more.

  5. Evelyn Waugh:

    We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.

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