amusement


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a·muse·ment

 (ə-myo͞oz′mənt)
n.
1. The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased.
2. Something that amuses, entertains, or pleases.

amusement

(əˈmjuːzmənt)
n
1. something that amuses, such as a game or other pastime
2. a mechanical device used for entertainment, as at a fair
3. the act of amusing or the state or quality of being amused

a•muse•ment

(əˈmyuz mənt)

n.
1. anything that amuses; pastime; entertainment.
2. the act of amusing.
3. the state of being amused; enjoyment.
[1595–1605; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amusement - a feeling of delight at being entertainedamusement - a feeling of delight at being entertained
delectation, delight - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
2.amusement - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attentionamusement - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
beguilement, distraction - an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
edutainment - entertainment that is intended to be educational
extravaganza - any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
militainment - entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
night life, nightlife - the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"

amusement

noun
1. enjoyment, delight, entertainment, cheer, laughter, mirth, hilarity, merriment, gladdening, beguilement, regalement He watched with amusement to see the child so absorbed.
enjoyment sadness, boredom, displeasure, tedium, monotony
2. diversion, interest, sport, pleasing, fun, pleasure, recreation, entertainment, gratification It's unacceptable to keep animals confined for our amusement.
3. pastime, game, sport, joke, entertainment, hobby, recreation, distraction, diversion, lark, prank People had very few amusements to choose from in those days.

amusement

noun
1. The condition of being amused:
2. Something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain:
Translations
إضْحاكتَسْلِيَه
забавление
zábavapobavení
fornøjelsefritidsaktivitetglæde
aî vera skemmtskemmtun
pobavenie
razvedriloveseljezabava
eğlenceeğlenmehoşlanmakeyif

amusement

[əˈmjuːzmənt]
A. N
1. (= mirth) with a look of amusementcon mirada risueña
there was general amusement at thisal oír esto se rieron todos
much to my amusementcon gran regocijo mío
to conceal one's amusementocultar sus ganas de reír, aguantarse la risa
2. (= entertainment) → distracción f, diversión f
they do it for amusement onlypara ellos es un pasatiempo nada más
3. amusements (= pastimes) → diversiones fpl, distracciones fpl (Brit) (in fairground) → atracciones f; (in amusement arcade) → máquinas fpl electrónicas, máquinas fpl tragaperras
a town with plenty of amusementsuna ciudad que ofrece muchas diversiones
B. CPD amusement arcade N (Brit) → sala f de juegos recreativos
amusement park N (esp US) → parque m de atracciones

amusement

[əˈmjuːzmənt] n
(= mirth) → amusement m
to watch with amusement → regarder avec amusement
much to my amusement → à mon grand amusement
(= diversion, occupation) → distraction f
(at fairground)attraction f (foraine) amusement rideamusement arcade n (British)salle f de jeux vidéoamusement park nparc m d'attractionsamusement ride nmanège m

amusement

n
(= enjoyment, fun)Vergnügen nt; (= state of being entertained)Belustigung f, → Amüsement nt; the toys were a great source of amusementdas Spielzeug bereitete großen Spaß; he gets no amusement out of lifeer kann dem Leben kein Vergnügen abgewinnen; what do you do for amusement?was machst du als Freizeitbeschäftigung?; (retired people) → was machen Sie zu Ihrer Unterhaltung or als Zeitvertreib?; I see no cause for amusementich sehe keinen Grund zur Heiterkeit; to do something for one’s own amusementetw zu seinem Vergnügen or Amüsement tun; to my great amusement/to everyone’s amusementzu meiner großen/zur allgemeinen Belustigung
(= entertainment: of guests) → Belustigung f, → Unterhaltung f
amusements pl (= place of entertainment)Vergnügungsstätte f usu pl; (at fair) → Attraktionen pl; (= stand, booth)Buden pl; (at the seaside) Spielautomaten und Spiegelkabinett etc what sort of amusements do you have around here?was für Vergnügungs- und Unterhaltungsmöglichkeiten gibt es hier?

amusement

:
amusement arcade
n (Brit) → Spielhalle f
amusement park
nVergnügungspark m, → Lunapark m (dated)

amusement

[əˈmjuːzmənt] n
a.divertimento
much to my amusement → con mio grande spasso
a look of amusement → un'aria divertita
b. (entertainment) → divertimento, svago
they do it for amusement only → lo fanno solo per divertirsi or per svago

amuse

(əˈmjuːz) verb
1. to make (someone) laugh. I was amused at the monkey's antics.
2. to interest or give pleasure to (for a time). They amused themselves playing cards.
aˈmusement noun
1. the state of being amused or of finding something funny. a smile of amusement.
2. an entertainment or interest. surfing and other holiday amusements.
aˈmusing adjective
rather funny or humorous. an amusing story.
aˈmusingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
It was excellent drill for their memories, a harmless amusement, and employed many hours which otherwise would have been idle, lonely, or spent in less profitable society.
Men watched him with eyes in which lurked amusement tempered by alarm.
Brantain slowly arose; so did the girl arise, but quickly, and the newcomer stood between them, a little amusement and some defiance struggling with the confusion in his face.
Her acquaintance, the artist, who appeared to have a literary turn, had supplied her with works of fiction, in pamphlet form,--and a few volumes of poetry, in altogether a different style and taste from those which Hepzibah selected for his amusement.
Pearl, whose activity of spirit never flagged, had been at no loss for amusement while her mother talked with the old gatherer of herbs.
How he would figure among them in the churchyard, between services on Sundays; gathering grapes for them from the wild vines that overran the surrounding trees; reciting for their amusement all the epitaphs on the tombstones; or sauntering, with a whole bevy of them, along the banks of the adjacent mill-pond; while the more bashful country bumpkins hung sheepishly back, envying his superior elegance and address.
And we exchanged there, in the stillness, a sound of the oddest amusement.
There are so many parties, balls, and places of amusement open that the work is hard and often late.
Shelby, who, greatly to her amusement, had overheard this conversation from the verandah, now resolved to do her part.
With a couple of thousand rough men under one, one has plenty of that sort of amusement.
These dogs had a rather dry time of it; for they were tied to the benches and had no amusement for an hour or two at a time except what they could get out of pawing at the gnats, or trying to sleep and not succeeding.
To another one he gave no name, neither would he explain to anybody what its purpose was, but merely said it was an amusement.