What does amusement mean?

Definitions for amusement
əˈmyuz məntamuse·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amusementnoun

    a feeling of delight at being entertained

  2. entertainment, amusementnoun

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention


  1. amusementnoun


    Etymology: Borrowed from amusement, from .

  2. amusementnoun

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

    Etymology: Borrowed from amusement, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amusementnoun

    deep thought; muse

  2. Amusementnoun

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. George MacDonald:

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

  2. John Masefield:

    Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

  3. Chris Swallow:

    We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.

  4. Edna Ferber:

    Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth... But amusing Never.

  5. 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.

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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. mitre
    • B. wavering
    • C. anil
    • D. secession

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