Etymology
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entertainment (n.)

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; sense of "that which entertains" is from 1650s; that of "public performance or display meant to amuse" is from 1727.

updated on September 01, 2014

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Definitions of entertainment from WordNet

entertainment (n.)
an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention;
Synonyms: amusement
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