What does Entertainment mean?

Definitions for Entertainment
ˌɛn tərˈteɪn məntEnter·tain·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entertainment, amusementnoun

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

Wiktionary

  1. entertainmentnoun

    An activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  2. entertainmentnoun

    a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  3. entertainmentnoun

    maintenance or support

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  4. entertainmentnoun

    Admission into service; service.

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  5. entertainmentnoun

    Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entertainmentnoun

    the act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general

  2. Entertainmentnoun

    that which entertains, or with which one is entertained; as: (a) Hospitality; hospitable provision for the wants of a guest; especially, provision for the table; a hospitable repast; a feast; a formal or elegant meal. (b) That which engages the attention agreeably, amuses or diverts, whether in private, as by conversation, etc., or in public, by performances of some kind; amusement

  3. Entertainmentnoun

    admission into service; service

  4. Entertainmentnoun

    payment of soldiers or servants; wages

Freebase

  1. Entertainment

    Entertainment is something that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar. Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and different kinds of performance exist in all cultures, were supported in royal courts, developed into sophisticated forms and over time became available to all citizens. The process has been accelerated in modern times by an entertainment industry which records and sells entertainment products. Entertainment evolves and can be adapted to suit any scale, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands; and even for a global audience. The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with amusement, so that one common understanding of the idea is fun and laughter, although many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be the case in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. Hence, there is the possibility that what appears as entertainment may also be a means of achieving insight or intellectual growth.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entertainment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4569

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entertainment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4167

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Entertainment' in Nouns Frequency: #1694

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Entertainment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Entertainment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Entertainment in a Sentence

  1. Aldis Hodge:

    Inclusion and integration are necessary for the survival of the entertainment industry all around.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Marriage: What is marriage? Marriage is a legally and socially sanctioned union regulated by laws, rules, beliefs, customs, and attitudes. You see the task you perform when your married are the same task you perform when your not married, so is there really any reason to get married, no. Its just something people do for attention and entertainment. People are too unstable and unpredictable, you never know if the person you want to marry is good or bad. I don't think marriage is safe, I don't think its worth the risk. You never know how its going to end, in success or tragedy. You could become a victim of violence, you could end up in the courtroom for years arguing over who gets custody of the children, how much your going to pay in child support, how much your going to pay in alimony, and who gets what possessions. It's stressful and a waste of your life. You don't need a marriage certificate, a wedding dress, a fancy, expensive ring, a big ceremony, or a honeymoon to show your loyalty, respect, and love to someone. Qualities like loyalty, respect, and love come from always doing what's just, not from getting married and having children.

  3. Uri Orbach:

    This is entertainment, not Judaism, I think the general public will celebrate this, but the religious public will be indifferent. (on Madonna's visit to Israel)

  4. Barry Williams -LRB- Greg -RRB-:

    There’s a wonderful, wonderful entertainment community here, lots of music and shows. It’s all family-oriented. You have the gorgeous mountains and the big lakes. It’s a resort [ town ]. I did a show here, a full stage production music show, for six and a half years. But I fell in love with the area. So I moved here permanently. I really, really enjoy the outdoor life and the horses. I ’m wearing cowboy boots again and a hat. Or I ’m cruising around on a lake. Chris can tell you because he’s been a guest of mine here a few times, it’s a pretty special place.

  5. Scott Kelly:

    If you're going to Mars in a smaller vehicle than the space station and living practically on top of one another, having that space that (the astronauts) spend so much time in is very, very important, you have to make it as perfect as you can, including the environment, air temperature, interfacing with the system, communication, entertainment and noise abatement because you're sleeping, living, exercising and eating right next to each other.

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the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
  • A. abandon
  • B. conveyance
  • C. ternion
  • D. recital

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