What does amusement mean?

Definitions for amusement
əˈmyuz məntamuse·ment

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

Wiktionary

  1. amusement(Noun)

    Entertainment

    Etymology: Borrowed from amusement, from .

  2. amusement(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce amusement?

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How to say amusement in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of amusement in a Sentence

  1. Manny Pacquiao:

    WBO should take appropriate action on the letter sent by the Games and Amusement Board( GAB) so as not to erode the people's interest in boxing, on my part, I had already accepted the decision but as a leader and, at the same time, fighter, I have the moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness in the eyes of the public.

  2. Jana Kramer:

    Our entire living room looks like an amusement park. Weve got a ball pit, my husband made this shantytown out of boxes weve gotten from Amazon, which, of course, we wiped down.

  3. Errol Alden:

    A family vacation to an amusement park – or a trip to the grocery store, a football game or school – should not result in children becoming sickened by an almost 100 percent preventable disease, we are fortunate to have an incredibly effective tool that can prevent our children from suffering. That is so rare in medicine.

  4. 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.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.

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