Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, or a show: A theatrical entertainment. An agreeable occupation for the mind: Solving a crossword puzzle. Something providing diversion and enjoyment: The upcoming football game will be an entertainment for the crowds. The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin inter tenere, which means to hold inside; its Indo-European root is ten, meaning “stretch.”
These examples are selected automatically from various online sources. Their purpose is to illustrate the usage of the word ‘Entertaiment.’ Send us feedback.
This page was last updated on September 13, 2017. Entertainment is part of the Dictionary of Contemporary English.