Amusement


Amusement
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Amusement->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ amusement
amusement
entertainment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ diversion
diversion
divertissement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ reaction
reaction
solace
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pastime
pastime
passetemps
sport
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ labor of love
labor of love
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pleasure
pleasure
&c. 827
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ relaxation
relaxation
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fun
fun
frolic
merriment
jollity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ joviality
joviality
jovialness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ heyday
heyday
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ laughter
laughter
&c. 838
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ jocosity
jocosity
jocoseness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ drollery
drollery
buffoonery
tomfoolery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mummery
mummery
pleasantry
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ wit
wit
&c. 842
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ quip
quip
quirk
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ giggle
giggle
titter
snigger
crow
cheer
chuckle
shout
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ horse laugh
horse laugh
hearty laugh
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ guffaw
guffaw
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ burst of laughter
burst of laughter
fit of laughter
shout of laughter
roar of laughter
peal of laughter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ cachinnation
cachinnation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ Kentish fire
Kentish fire
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tiger
tiger
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ play
play
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ game
game
game at romps
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ gambol
gambol
romp
prank
antic
rig
lark
spree
skylarking
vagary
monkey trick
gambade
fredaine
escapade
echappee
bout
espieglerie
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ practical joke
practical joke
&c.(ridicule) 856
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ dance
dance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ hop
hop
reel
rigadoon
saraband
hornpipe
bolero
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ minuet
minuet
waltz
polka
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ fandango
fandango
cancan
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ bayadere
bayadere
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ breakdown
breakdown
cake-walk
cornwallis
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ nautch-girl
nautch-girl
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ shindig
shindig
???>*
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ skirtdance
skirtdance
stag dance
Virginia reel
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ galop
galop
galopade
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ jig
jig
fling
strathspey
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ allemande
allemande
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ gavot
gavot
gavotte
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ mazurka
mazurka
morisco|
morris dance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ quadrille
quadrille
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ country dance
country dance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ cotillon
cotillon
Sir Roger de Coverley
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ ballet
ballet
&c.(drama) 599
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ ball
ball
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ bal
bal
bal masque
bal costume
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ masquerade
masquerade
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ Terpsichore
Terpsichore
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ festivity
festivity
merrymaking
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ party
party
&c.(social gathering) 892
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ bat
bat
???>*
=>(U.S.)
bum
???>*
=>(U.S.)
bust
???>*
clambake
=>(U.S.)
donation party
=>(U.S.)
fish fry
=>(U.S.)
jamboree
???>*
kantikoy
nautch
randy
squantum
=>(U.S.)
tear
???>*
Turnerfest
yule log
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ fete
fete
festival
gala
ridotto
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ revels
revels
revelry
reveling
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ carnival
carnival
brawl
saturnalia
high jinks
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ feast
feast
banquet
&c.(food) 298
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ regale
regale
symposium
wassail
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ carouse
carouse
carousal
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ jollification
jollification
junket
wake
picnic
fete champetre
regatta
field day
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ treat
treat
GRP: \\ N \\ 8
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ round of pleasures
round of pleasures
dissipation
a short life and a merry one
racketing
holiday making
GRP: \\ N \\ 9
Sgm: \\ N \\ 9 \\ rejoicing
rejoicing
&c. 838
Sgm: \\ N \\ 9 \\ jubilee
jubilee
&c.(celebration) 883
GRP: \\ N \\ 10
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ bonfire
bonfire
fireworks
feu-de-joie
firecracker
GRP: \\ N \\ 11
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ holiday
holiday
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ gala day
gala day
red letter day
play day
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ high days and holidays
high days and holidays
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ high holiday
high holiday
Bank holiday
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ May day
May day
Derby day
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ Saint Monday
Saint Monday
Easter Monday
Whit Monday
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ Bairam
Bairam
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ wayz-goos
wayz-goos
bean feast
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ Arbor Day
Arbor Day
Declaration Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Memorial Day
Thanksgiving Day
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ Mardi gras
Mardi gras
mi-careme
feria
fiesta
GRP: \\ N \\ 12
Sgm: \\ N \\ 12 \\ place of amusement
place of amusement
theater
Sgm: \\ N \\ 12 \\ concert room
concert room
ballroom
assemblyroom
Sgm: \\ N \\ 12 \\ music hall
music hall
GRP: \\ N \\ 13
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ park
park
plaisance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ arbor
arbor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ garden
garden
&c.(horticulture) 371
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ pleasure ground
pleasure ground
playground
cricketground
croquet ground
archery ground
hunting ground
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ tennis court
tennis court
racket court
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ bowling alley
bowling alley
green alley
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ croquet lawn
croquet lawn
rink
glaciarum
skating rink
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ roundabout
roundabout
merry-go-round
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ swing
swing
Sgm: \\ N \\ 13 \\ montagne Russe
montagne Russe
GRP: \\ N \\ 14
Sgm: \\ N \\ 14 \\ game of chance
game of chance
game of skill
GRP: \\ N \\ 15
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ athletic sports
athletic sports
gymnastics
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ archery
archery
rifle shooting
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ tournament
tournament
pugilism
&c.(contention) 720
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ sports
sports
&c. 622
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ horse racing
horse racing
the turf
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ aquatics
aquatics
&c. 267
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ skating
skating
sliding
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ cricket
cricket
tennis
lawn tennis
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ hockey
hockey
football
rackets
fives
trap bat and ball
battledore and shuttlecock
la grace
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ pall-mall
pall-mall
tipcat
croquet
golf
curling
pallone
polo
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ tent pegging
tent pegging
tilting at the ring
quintain
greasy pole
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ quoits
quoits
discus
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ rounders
rounders
lacrosse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ tobogganing
tobogganing
water polo
Sgm: \\ N \\ 15 \\ knurr and spell
knurr and spell
GRP: \\ N \\ 16
Sgm: \\ N \\ 16 \\ leapfrog
leapfrog
hop skip and jump
Sgm: \\ N \\ 16 \\ French and English
French and English
tug of war
Sgm: \\ N \\ 16 \\ blindman's bluff
blindman's bluff
hunt the slopper
hide and seek
kiss in the ring
Sgm: \\ N \\ 16 \\ snapdragon
snapdragon
Sgm: \\ N \\ 16 \\ cross questions and crooked answers
cross questions and crooked answers
GRP: \\ N \\ 17
Sgm: \\ N \\ 17 \\ crisscross
crisscross
hopscotch
jackstones
mumblety-peg
pingpong
pushball
shinney
shinny
tag
&c. billiards
pool
pyramids
bagatelle
Sgm: \\ N \\ 17 \\ bowls
bowls
skittles
ninepins
kain
American bowls
Sgm: \\ N \\ 17 \\ tenpins
tenpins
=>(U.S.)
tivoli
GRP: \\ N \\ 18
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ cards
cards
card games
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ whist
whist
rubber
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ round game
round game
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ loo
loo
cribbage
besique
euchre
drole
ecarte
picquet
allfours
quadrille
omber
reverse
Pope Joan
commit
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ boston
boston
boaston
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ vingtun
vingtun
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ quinze
quinze
thirgy-one
put
speculation
connections
brag
cassino
lottery
commerce
snip-snap-snoren
lift smoke
blind hookey
Polish bank
Earl of Coventry
Napoleon
patience
pairs
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ banker
banker
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ blind poker
blind poker
draw poker
straight poker
stud poker
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ bluff
bluff
bridge
bridge whist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ lotto
lotto
monte
nap
penny-ante
poker
reversis
squeezers
old maid
fright
beggar-my-neighbor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 18 \\ baccarat
baccarat
GRP: \\ N \\ 19
Sgm: \\ N \\ 19 \\ ace
ace
king
queen
knave
jack
joker
Sgm: \\ N \\ 19 \\ trump
trump
GRP: \\ N \\ 20
Sgm: \\ N \\ 20 \\ bower
bower
Sgm: \\ N \\ 20 \\ right bower
right bower
left bower
Sgm: \\ N \\ 20 \\ dummy
dummy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 20 \\ jackpot
jackpot
Sgm: \\ N \\ 20 \\ deck
deck
GRP: \\ N \\ 21
Sgm: \\ N \\ 21 \\ flush
flush
full-house
straight
Sgm: \\ N \\ 21 \\ misere
misere
&c. chess
draughts
checkers
checquers
backgammon
dominos
merelles
nine men's morris
go bang
solitaire
Sgm: \\ N \\ 21 \\ game of fox and goose
game of fox and goose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 21 \\ loto
loto
&c. morra
Sgm: \\ N \\ 21 \\ gambling
gambling
&c.(chance) 621
GRP: \\ N \\ 22
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ toy
toy
plaything
bauble
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ doll
doll
&c.(puppet) 554
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ teetotum
teetotum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ knickknack
knickknack
&c.(trifle) 643
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ magic lantern
magic lantern
&c.(show) 448
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ peep show
peep show
puppet show
raree show
gallanty show
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ toy shop
toy shop
=>quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks and wreathed smiles
=>(Milton)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 22 \\ Milton
GRP: \\ N \\ 23
Sgm: \\ N \\ 23 \\ sportsman
sportsman
gamester
reveler
Sgm: \\ N \\ 23 \\ master of ceremonies
master of ceremonies
master of revels
Sgm: \\ N \\ 23 \\ arbiter elegantiarum
arbiter elegantiarum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 23 \\ arbiter bibendi
arbiter bibendi
archer
fan
=>(U.S.)
toxophilite
turfman
PARAG:Amusement->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ amuse
amuse
entertain
divert
enliven
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tickle the fancy
tickle the fancy
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ titillate
titillate
raise a smile
put in good humor
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ cause laughter
cause laughter
create laughter
occasion laughter
raise laughter
excite laughter
produce laughter
convulse with laughter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ set the table in a roar
set the table in a roar
be the death of one
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ recreate
recreate
solace
cheer
rejoice
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ please
please
&c. 829
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ interest
interest
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ treat
treat
regale
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ amuse oneself
amuse oneself
game
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ play a game
play a game
play pranks
play tricks
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ sport
sport
disport
toy
wanton
revel
junket
feast
carouse
banquet
make merry
drown care
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ drive dull care away
drive dull care away
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ frolic
frolic
gambol
frisk
romp
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ caper
caper
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dance
dance
&c.(leap) 309
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ keep up the ball
keep up the ball
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ run a rig
run a rig
sow one's wild oats
have one's fling
take one's pleasure
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ paint the town red
paint the town red
???>*
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ see life
see life
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ desipere in loco
desipere in loco
play the fool
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make holiday
make holiday
keep holiday
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ go a Maying
go a Maying
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ while away the time
while away the time
beguile the time
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ kill time
kill time
dally
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ smile
smile
simper
smirk
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ grin
grin
grin like a Cheshire cat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ mock
mock
laugh in one's sleeve
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ laugh
laugh
laugh outright
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ giggle
giggle
titter
snigger
crow
snicker
chuckle
cackle
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ burst out
burst out
burst into a fit of laughter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ shout
shout
split
roar
GRP: \\ V \\ 7
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ shake one's sides
shake one's sides
split one's sides
hold both one's sides
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ roar with laughter
roar with laughter
die with laughter
PARAG:Amusement->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ amusing
amusing
entertaining
diverting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ recreative
recreative
lusory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ pleasant
pleasant
&c.(pleasing) 829
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ laughable
laughable
&c.(ludicrous) 853
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ witty
witty
&c. 842
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ festive
festive
festal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ jovial
jovial
jolly
jocund
roguish
rompish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ playful
playful
playful as a kitten
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ sportive
sportive
ludibrious|
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ amused
amused
&c.->V.
=>pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ pleased with a rattle tickled with a straw
pleased with a rattle tickled with a straw
=>(Pope)
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ laughing
laughing
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ risible
risible
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ ready to burst
ready to burst
ready to split
ready to die with laughter
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ convulsed with laughter
convulsed with laughter
PARAG:Amusement->Adv
=>on the light fantastic toe
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ on the light fantastic toe
on the light fantastic toe
=>(Milton)
at play
in sport
PARAG:Amusement->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ vive la bagatelle
vive la bagatelle
=>!
vogue la galere
=>!

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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