What does amuse mean?

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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"


  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


  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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  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. Evelyn Waugh:

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

  3. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  4. Henry Adams:

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

  5. Robert M. 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.

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