What does entertainment mean?

Definitions for entertainment
ˌɛn tərˈteɪn mənten·ter·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

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  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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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. Phoebe Waller-Bridge:

    I hope this filmed performance of' Fleabag' can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times, thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation. All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the frontlines and those financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theatre community.

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers:

    If I had more world experience, there’s no way I would’ve put up with all that. Now that I ’m working in a professional environment, I realize that the way we were treated there was absolutely illegal. all of our game entertainment team members should be able to perform and engage with our fans without enduring harassment of any kind or inappropriate interaction or contact, the team said. Lacy Thibodeaux, Lacy Thibodeaux, said she was advised about holding her pompoms in a position to prevent fans from touching her butt or waist during photo ops.

  3. José Rafael Cordero Sánchez:

    Let's not just see what we want to see, let's see the reality of analyzing, understanding and being aware that things are not what they seem for our benefit or entertainment,

  4. Jen Barrett:

    If you are playing Po-Go instead of going to see a movie or paying for some other type of entertainment, it may be an even swap, but keep track of what you're spending in real money on PokeCoins. It can add up quickly.

  5. The Finnish company:

    Due to lower user acquisition investments and the planned cost savings in Hatch Entertainment Ltd., our adjusted operating profit improves.

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