from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased.
- noun Something that amuses, entertains, or pleases.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Absorbing thought; meditation; musing; reverie.
- noun The state of being amused; mental enjoyment or diversion; moderate mirth or merriment due to an external cause.
- noun That which amuses, detains, or engages the mind; pastime; entertainment: as, to provide children with amusements.
- noun Synonyms Entertainment, Diversion, etc. (see
- noun In music, a brief entertaining piece, often one intended to give variety to technical exercises.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Deep thought; muse.
- noun The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable
- noun countable An activity that is
entertainingor amusing, such as dancing, gunning, and fishing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a feeling of delight at being entertained
- noun an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
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a diary, because it is the fashion -- a reason why _I_ should not; some because it is _blue_, but I am not _blue_, only a _blue devil_; some for their amusement, -- _amusement_!! alas! alas! and some that they may remember, -- and I that I may forget, O! would it were possible.
To my amusement is the rather strange attitude of Trek watchers vs DS9 & the Xindi storyline.
What would we do without humorless, misanthropic, pseudo-intellectuals to scrutinize websites that exist solely for entertainment value and tell us whether or not our amusement is academically and historically justified?
Yes; and this I term amusement, when doing neither harm nor good in any degree worth speaking of.
It's obvious that the author was having lots of fun writing the story and that amusement is easily infectious.
My present amusement is writing a Child's Book 'the History of Little Davy's new hat,' dedicated to my Mother, but have sent
Agatha spent more time in amusement and conversation, and were assisted in their labours by servants.
Developers said the robot may be used in amusement parks or to perform simulations of human movement, as an exercise instructor, for instance.
Peter Singer: There is no excuse for keeping wild animals in amusement parks or circuses.
* Slaps herself on the head and shakes it in amusement* You teabaggers never cease to entertain me.