Amusement etymology


English word amusement comes from English pyramid, English amuse, French amuser

Etymology of amusement

Detailed word origin of amusement

Dictionary entry Language Definition
pyramid English (en) (intransitive) To employ, or take part in, a pyramid scheme.. (transitive, genetics) To combine (a series of genes) into a single genotype.. To build up or be arranged in the form of a pyramid (UK, dated) The game of pool in which the balls are placed in the form of a triangle at spot.. (card games) The triangular layout of cards in the game of Pyramid.. (card games, uncountable) . (a [...]
amuse English (en) (transitive) To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing emotions.. (transitive, archaic) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.. (transitive, archaic) To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder.. To cause laughter, to be funny.
amuser French (fr) (reflexive, s'amuser) to have fun, to enjoy oneself. (transitive) to amuse, to entertain.
amusement French (fr) Amusement.
amusement English (en) (countable) An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, or fishing.. (uncountable) Entertainment.