Entertaiment is a word that’s used to describe anything that satisfies your sense of enjoyment. From the clown at a birthday party to the Broadway show or stadium rock concert, entertainment is an activity that’s meant to amuse you and take your mind off the things going on around you. It’s often associated with leisure but can also be seen as a method of attaining perception or even highbrow growth.
The word derives from the French entretenir meaning to keep up, support, or entertain, and it has a long association with hospitality. It’s no surprise that it has now become a common form of amusement for many people, whether it be theatrical or visual or audio. Pad your vocabulary with more entries like this by taking our daily quizzes.