What does entertainment mean?

Definitions for entertainment
ˌɛn tərˈteɪn mənten·ter·tain·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word entertainment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entertainment, amusement(noun)

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

Wiktionary

  1. entertainment(Noun)

    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. entertainment(Noun)

    a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  3. entertainment(Noun)

    maintenance or support

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  4. entertainment(Noun)

    Admission into service; service.

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

  5. entertainment(Noun)

    Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.

    Etymology: From entretenement; see entertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entertainment(noun)

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

  2. Entertainment(noun)

    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. Entertainment(noun)

    admission into service; service

  4. Entertainment(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Jason Wahler:

    It became a way of survival. I could n’t function without drugs or alcohol. The entertainment side of things definitely added fuel to the fire, but addiction is a disease. it came down to the most simple thing : I was n’t content with Jason Wahler and not comfortable in my own skin.

  2. Simon Woodward:

    If we’re attending incidents that are YouTube videos, where we have people that have been irresponsible, those crews are unable to attend those life-risk incidents, what I would like to do is remind everybody not to put their lives at risk for the sake of other peoples’ entertainment.

  3. George Clooney:

    It just seems that we've gotten used to the idea that some schmuck can get up on television and tell you where to put your money and they do it out of entertainment, and people listen to them and do it and lose things in real life, and the rest of the world goes on unhurt by all these things.

  4. Modern Round CFO Ron Miller:

    I honestly believe, in my gut and from the research out there, that in terms of these virtual combat action scenarios, people get to work out their aggression, anxiety and tension from using these kinds of games. This would probably work more as entertainment and stress relief.

  5. Clint Black:

    Its a different time, so were going to try to bring some entertainment to the troops around the world virtually.

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