What does excitement mean?

Definitions for excitement
ɪkˈsaɪt məntex·cite·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhilaration, excitementnoun

    the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

    "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

  2. excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervournoun

    the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

    "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"

  3. excitation, excitementnoun

    something that agitates and arouses

    "he looked forward to the excitements of the day"

  4. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest

Wiktionary

  1. excitementnoun

    the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).

  2. excitementnoun

    something that excites.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Excitementnoun

    The motive by which one is stirred up, animated, or put in action.

    Etymology: from excite.

    How stand I then,
    That have a father kill’d, a mother stain’d,
    Excitements of my reason and my blood,
    And let all sleep? William Shakespeare, Tempest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excitementnoun

    the act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people

  2. Excitementnoun

    that which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive

  3. Excitementnoun

    a state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues

  4. Etymology: [Cf. OF. excitement, escitement.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excitement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3602

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excitement' in Nouns Frequency: #1486

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excitement in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excitement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of excitement in a Sentence

  1. Alex Ryzhikov:

    If you want to just get the content, you're probably going to be okay watching online, to get the energy and excitement of being there, you make the trip.

  2. Wayne Berman:

    Sen. Rubio has attracted a well-known group of highly effective Republican fundraisers to chair the event, and I'm honored to be hosting it at my house, there's a lot of excitement building around his campaign, particularly coming off a wildly successful launch in Miami.

  3. Michael Wood:

    Only on rare occasions does celebration come so closely aligned with regret, the regret of what we left out was tempered by the enormous excitement we have in presenting the six books on the shortlist.

  4. Dan Gainor:

    I think' Star Wars' will be Star Wars ', far more than the last trilogy, social media now dominates, and Star Wars ' is filled with fans, videos, tweets, photos, Vines and more. The Internet was still young when the second trilogy began. Now excitement has built to a fever pitch and whenever the movie comes out, it will smash its opposition like an Imperial Walker crushing an unlucky Ewok.

  5. Melissa Bergman:

    It’s not like I was selling it, not like I needed it, just the excitement of looking to see what was in that box and knowing, ya’ know what, ‘Since he didn’t want this item, this item can be donated to someone that actually really needs it,’ and that was the thought that went through my head.

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