entertainment meaning

  • Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight.
  • 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.
  • An important aspect of entertainment is the audience, which turns a private recreation or leisure activity into entertainment.
  • Some activities that once were considered entertaining, particularly public punishments, have been removed from the public arena.

    Definition of entertainment in English Dictionary

  • NounPLentertainmentsPREenter-SUF-ment
    1. An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
      1. The delinquents are generally the adventurous type, who have little use for reading and other non-active entertainment.
    2. a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others.
      1. OBS maintenance or support.
        1. "This," said the matronly presence, ushering me into a low room on the right, "is where the Travellers sit by the fire, and cook what bits of suppers they buy with their fourpences." "O! Then they have no Entertainment?" said I. For the inscription over the outer door was still running in my head, and I was mentally repeating, in a kind of tune, "Lodging, entertainment, and fourpence each."
      2. Admission into service; service.
        1. He must think us some band of strangers i' the adversary's entertainment.
      3. OBS Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • But Mr. Harrison blatantly stole the show by baldly admitting that his own bosses at Sony’s brain trust in Japan completely misgauged the direction of the entertainment industry.
          • Finally, in our digital culture, “the zombie offers transmedial synergies for global entertainment corporations”.
          • By their own account they keep pushing an increasingly corporate entertainment industry to do what scares it a little —— and not just stick to a summerful of sequels and animated sure shots.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • This genial melting of prejudices under the soft sunlights falling upon the hearts of the circle, was to me, the charm of this, and of the former evening: and was the best part of the entertainment.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Related Links:
        1. en entertainments
        2. en entertainment center
        3. en entertainment centers
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of entertainment for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "entertainment" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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        Definiteness: Level 8
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