What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad category that encompasses activities for amusement and enjoyment. It can be any activity from a private entertainment choice of pre-recorded products that a person selects for personal entertainment, to an elaborate banquet adapted for a single couple, to performances intended for thousands. It is strongly associated with the notion of fun and humor, although many entertainments have a serious purpose as in a ceremonial, religious festival or satire. To find similar words, click on the buttons below.

From Middle French entretenement, from Medieval Latin intertenere, based on the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or extend, and hence to maintain or keep up with something.