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

How to pronounce entertainment?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say entertainment in sign language?

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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. Jaimie Chung:

    Amazon has that tie-in with shopping, a big driver in Google's growing adoption is YouTube and its entertainment platform. It's really easy to buy movies and music through Google Assistant.

  2. Twenty Wu:

    I arrive home at around 11 p.m. on workdays and just go straight to bed with no time or energy for entertainment or study.

  3. W. H. Auden:

    What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.

  4. Britney Spears, on her web site, October 2004:

    My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment.

  5. Mitsuya Kishida:

    Our new Xperia will deliver genuine technologies with a multitude of professional grade features to create entertainment experiences that are only possible with Sony.

Images & Illustrations of entertainment

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