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 ?
Vronsky, who was, as it were, chief master of the ceremonies to him, was at great pains to arrange all the Russian amusements suggested by various persons to the prince.
When Master Bloomfield's amusements consist in injuring sentient creatures,' I answered, 'I think it my duty to interfere.
I prefer residence in France; I like a court so distinguished by its refinement and courtesy; I like the amusements, somewhat serious in their nature, which are not the amusements of my own country, and which are met with in France.
Her heart was not so much at ease, nor her satisfaction in their amusements so pure.
Finding us distinguished, as a nation, by our love of athletic exercises, the little man, in the innocence of his heart, devoted himself impromptu to all our English sports and pastimes whenever he had the opportunity of joining them; firmly persuaded that he could adopt our national amusements of the field by an effort of will precisely as he had adopted our national gaiters and our national white hat.
Then he inquired about him and had the vexation of hearing that the prisoner played, drank, sang, but that whilst playing, drinking, singing, he often stopped short to vow that Mazarin should pay dear for all the amusements he had forced him to enter into at Vincennes.
Not vapid, waterish amusements, but good strong stuff; dealing in round abuse and blackguard names; pulling off the roofs of private houses, as the Halting Devil did in Spain; pimping and pandering for all degrees of vicious taste, and gorging with coined lies the most voracious maw; imputing to every man in public life the coarsest and the vilest motives; scaring away from the stabbed and prostrate body-politic, every Samaritan of clear conscience and good deeds; and setting on, with yell and whistle and the clapping of foul hands, the vilest vermin and worst birds of prey.
It will be proper to go over again more particularly what we then said, which may serve as an introduction to what any other person may choose to offer thereon; for it is no easy matter to distinctly point out what power it has, nor on what accounts one should apply it, whether as an amusement and refreshment, as sleep or wine; as these are nothing serious, but pleasing, and the killers of care, as Euripides says; for which reason they class in the same order and use for the same purpose all these, namely, sleep, wine, and music, to which some add dancing; or shall we rather suppose that music tends to be productive of virtue, having a power, as the gymnastic exercises have to form the body in a certain way, to influence the manners so as to accustom its professors to rejoice rightly?
The soup fell out of the long bill of the Crane at every mouthful, and his vexation at not being able to eat afforded the Fox much amusement.
Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of hose who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody.
When I am taken up by a thought, all else is mere amusement.
Let us distinguish ourselves by inventing some entirely new amusement for the day.