Entertaiment is a diverse activity that provides enjoyment and meaning for participants. It may take many forms, from a private viewing of a film to a banquet, from a performance for two to a spectacle for thousands, and it can have serious or subtle goals: ceremonial or religious festivals, political satire, or a range of social activities including sports. Many of these have a cultural significance that goes beyond their aesthetic or entertainment value. These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web, and reflect current usage of the word. Send us feedback about these examples.
From Middle French entretenement, from Old English entretene, to entertain, from Latin entertainmentem, to amuse, delight.