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en·ter·tain

 (ĕn′tər-tān′)
v. en·ter·tained, en·ter·tain·ing, en·ter·tains
v.tr.
1. To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting. See Synonyms at amuse.
2. To extend hospitality toward: entertain friends at dinner.
3.
a. To consider; contemplate: entertain an idea.
b. To hold in mind; harbor: entertained few illusions.
4. Archaic To continue with; maintain.
5. Obsolete To employ; hire.
6. Obsolete To give admittance to; receive.
v.intr.
1. To show hospitality to guests.
2. To provide entertainment.

[Middle English entertinen, to maintain, from Old French entretenir, from Medieval Latin intertenēre : Latin inter, among; see inter- + Latin tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

en′ter·tain′er n.

entertainer

(ˌɛntəˈteɪnə)
n
1. (Theatre) a professional singer, comedian, or other performer who takes part in public entertainments
2. any person who entertains

en•ter•tain•er

(ˌɛn tərˈteɪ nər)

n.
a singer, comedian, dancer, or other performer, esp. a professional one.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuseentertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
bombshell - an entertainer who has a sensational effect; "she was a blonde bombshell"
busker - a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money
attracter, attractor, drawing card, draw, attraction - an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
humorist, humourist - someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
emcee, master of ceremonies, host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
pleaser - a pleasing entertainer; "he is quite the crowd pleaser"

entertainer

noun see entertainment
Translations
مُسَلٍّمُمَثِّل هَزْلي
bavič
entertainerunderholder
viihdetaiteilijaviihdyttäjä
zabavljač
skemmtikraftur
エンターテイナー
연예인
kabaretný umelec
underhållare
ผู้ให้ความบันเทิง
người làm trò giải trí

entertainer

[ˌentəˈteɪnəʳ] Nartista mf

entertainer

[ˌɛntərˈteɪnər] n (= comedian) → comique mf (= performer) → artiste mf de variétés

entertainer

nUnterhalter(in) m(f), → Entertainer(in) m(f)

entertainer

[ˌɛntəˈteɪnəʳ] nartista m/f (di cabaret, radio, TV)

entertain

(entəˈtein) verb
1. to receive, and give food etc to (guests). They entertained us to dinner.
2. to amuse. His stories entertained us for hours.
3. to hold in the mind. He entertained the hope that he would one day be Prime Minister.
enterˈtainer noun
one who gives amusing performances professionally.
ˌenterˈtaining adjective
amusing. entertaining stories.
ˌenterˈtainment noun
1. something that entertains, eg a theatrical show etc.
2. the act of entertaining.
3. amusement; interest. There is no lack of entertainment in the city at night.

entertainer

مُسَلٍّ bavič entertainer Entertainer διασκεδαστής animador viihdetaiteilija artiste zabavljač intrattenitore エンターテイナー 연예인 entertainer underholdningsartist artysta rozrywkowy animador эстрадный артист underhållare ผู้ให้ความบันเทิง eğlence düzenleyen người làm trò giải trí 演艺人员
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In her lonesome cottage, by the seashore, thoughts visited her such as dared to enter no other dwelling in New England; shadowy guests, that would have been as perilous as demons to their entertainer, could they have been seen so much as knocking at her door.
I don't know what would have concluded the scene, had there not been one person at hand rather more rational than myself, and more benevolent than my entertainer.
After he had with great difficulty accomplished the mastication of a mouthful of the dried pease, he found it absolutely necessary to request his pious entertainer to furnish him with some liquor; who replied to his request by placing before him a large can of the purest water from the fountain.
It was, perhaps, rather early in the morning to get up a concert, and the audience prematurely aroused from their slumbers, might not possibly pay their entertainer with coin bearing the Mikado's features.
The very name assumed by his host of Monte Cristo and again repeated by the landlord of the Hotel de Londres, abundantly proved to him that his island friend was playing his philanthropic part on the shores of Piombino, Civita-Vecchio, Ostia, and Gaeta, as on those of Corsica, Tuscany, and Spain; and further, Franz bethought him of having heard his singular entertainer speak both of Tunis and Palermo, proving thereby how largely his circle of acquaintances extended.
In short, he offered himself less as a servant than as an ENTERTAINER.
But he had so high a sense of his hospitable and responsible position as our entertainer, and my guardian laughed so sincerely at and with Mr.
But the ladies stayed only three weeks; the gentlemen, with two exceptions, above two months: for their hospitable entertainer was loth to part with them and be left alone with his bright intellect, his stainless conscience, and his loved and loving wife.
In the former case, it is well known that the entertainer provides what fare he pleases; and though this should be very indifferent, and utterly disagreeable to the taste of his company, they must not find any fault; nay, on the contrary, good breeding forces them outwardly to approve and to commend whatever is set before them.
The girl, after leaving her entertainer, sped swiftly cross-town until she arrived at a handsome and sedate mansion two squares to the east, facing on that avenue which is the highway of Mammon and the auxiliary gods.
Crisparkle, 'that your company will have a gay entertainer this evening.
Tom said this with one eye shut up again, and looking over his glass knowingly, at his entertainer.