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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amusement  \A*muse"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  amusement.] 
  1.  Deep  thought;  muse.  [Obs.] 
 
  Here  I  .  .  .  fell  into  a  strong  and  deep  amusement, 
  revolving  in  my  mind,  with  great  perplexity,  the 
  amazing  change  of  our  affairs.  --Fleetwood. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  amused;  pleasurable  excitement;  that 
  which  amuses;  diversion. 
 
  His  favorite  amusements  were  architecture  and 
  gardening.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Diversion;  entertainment;  recreation;  relaxation; 
  pastime;  sport. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amusement 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  delight  at  being  entertained 
  2:  an  activity  that  entertains  [syn:  {entertainment}] 




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