What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a form of recreation that may involve an individual, group or mass. It can be as simple as a private individual selecting entertainment from an extensive library of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to elaborate spectacles intended for thousands. Entertainment is usually designed to elicit certain responses, such as laughter and amusement; but it can also have serious purposes, as in the case of ceremonies, religious festivals or satire.

The word entertain is derived from the Medieval Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix ten, from the Indo-European root ten, which means to hold.