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.
n 1: a feeling of delight at being entertained
2: a diversion that holds the attention [syn: entertainment]