entertainment

[ en-ter-teyn-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF entertainment
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENTERTAINMENT

The roads are empty, the fields are deserted, the houses of entertainment are closed.

There is a penalty for keeping open, houses of entertainment.

He engaged me by the six months, and my entertainment was generous.

The only thing he thinks of that he can do to help is to give them an evening's entertainment.

She had always lived with children, and constantly had their entertainment in her mind.

In a word, the (whole) entertainment is excellent and wonderful.

For here, indeed, was entertainment for any man or woman or child.

The instrument is equally capable of service and entertainment.

The entertainment was not as agreeable and natural as it might have been.

He therefore terminated the entertainment at the end of the third bottle.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "provision for support of a retainer; manner of social behavior," now obsolete, along with other 16c. senses; from entertain + -ment. Meaning "the amusement of someone" is from 1610s; "that which entertains" is from 1650s; "public performance or display meant to amuse" is from 1727.

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