from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased.
- n. Something that amuses, entertains, or pleases.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Entertainment
- n. An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, and fishing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Deep thought; muse.
- n. The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Absorbing thought; meditation; musing; reverie.
- n. The state of being amused; mental enjoyment or diversion; moderate mirth or merriment due to an external cause.
- n. That which amuses, detains, or engages the mind; pastime; entertainment: as, to provide children with amusements.
- n. Synonyms Entertainment, Diversion, etc. (see pastime), sport.
- n. In music, a brief entertaining piece, often one intended to give variety to technical exercises.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
- n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
Borrowed from French amusement, from amuse + -ment. (Wiktionary)