1. Deep thought; muse. 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)
Synonym: Diversion, entertainment, recreation, relaxation, pastime, sport.
Origin: cf. F. Amusement.