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en·ter·tain·ment

 (ĕn′tər-tān′mənt)
n.
1. The act of entertaining.
2. The art or field of entertaining.
3. Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts, especially a performance or show.
4. The pleasure afforded by being entertained; amusement: The comedian performed for our entertainment.
5. Archaic Maintenance; support.
6. Obsolete Employment.

entertainment

(ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt)
n
1. the act or art of entertaining or state of being entertained
2. an act, production, etc, that entertains; diversion; amusement

en•ter•tain•ment

(ˌɛn tərˈteɪn mənt)

n.
1. the act of entertaining.
2. diversion; amusement.
3. something affording pleasure or amusement, esp. a performance.
4. hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests.
5. a divertingly adventurous, comic, or picaresque novel.
6. Obs. maintenance in service.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entertainment - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attentionentertainment - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
beguilement, distraction - an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
edutainment - entertainment that is intended to be educational
extravaganza - any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
militainment - entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
night life, nightlife - the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"

entertainment

noun
1. enjoyable, fun, pleasure, leisure, satisfaction, relaxation, recreation, enjoyment, distraction, amusement, diversion I play the piano purely for my own entertainment.
2. pastime, show, sport, performance, play, treat, presentation, leisure activity, beer and skittles He organized entertainments and events for elderly people.
Quotations
"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot" [Steve Martin]

Entertainment

Types of entertainment  acrobatics, aerobatics, agon, airshow, all-dayer, all-nighter, antimasque, après-ski, aquashow, ball, ballet, banquet, bear-baiting, bullfighting, burlesque show, busking, cabaret, carnival, ceilidh, charade, circus, cockfighting, comedy, command performance, concert, conjuring, cotillion or cotillon (U.S. & Canad.), dance, escapology, exhibition, fair, farce, fashion show, feast, fête or fete, film, fireworks or pyrotechnics, floor show, funambulism or tightrope-walking, gala, galanty show, garden party, gaudy, gig (informal), ice show, juggling, karaoke, kermis or kirmess (U.S. & Canad.), levee, light show, magic, masked ball, masque, melodrama, minstrel show, musical, music hall, opera, operetta, pantomime, party, play, puppet show, raree show, rave, reading, reception, recital, recitation, revue or review, ridotto, road show, rodeo, shadow play, show, sideshow, singsong, slide show, slot machine, soiree, son et lumière, street theatre, striptease, tragedy, variety, vaudeville, ventriloquism, video game, wall of death, waltzer, warehouse party, whist drive, zarzuela
Types of entertainer  acrobat, actor or (fem.) actress, artist, artiste, auguste, bareback rider, busker, chorus girl, circus artist, clown, comedian or (fem.) comedienne, conjurer, contortionist, dancer, diva, equilibrist, escapologist, exotic dancer, fire eater, fool, funambulist or tightrope walker, funnyman, go-go dancer, gracioso, guiser, harlequin, illusionist, impersonator, impressionist, jester, jongleur, juggler, lion tamer, magician, merry-andrew, mimic, minstrel, mummer, musician, organ-grinder, performer, prima ballerina, prima donna, puppeteer, quick-change artist, raconteur, ringmaster, show girl, singer, snake charmer, stripteaser or stripper, strolling player, strongman, sword swallower, tightrope walker, tragedian or (fem.) tragedienne, trapeze artist, trouper, tumbler, unicyclist, vaudevillian, ventriloquist
Places of entertainment  amphitheatre, amusement arcade (Brit.), arena, auditorium, ballroom, bandstand, big top, bingo hall, carnival, cinema, circus, coliseum or colosseum, concert hall, dance hall, disco, fairground, funfair, gallery, hall, leisure centre, lido, marquee, museum, music hall, nightclub, nightspot, niterie (slang), opera house, social club, stadium, theatre, vaudeville, waxworks, zoo

entertainment

noun
1. Something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain:
2. The condition of being amused:
Translations
تَرْفيه، تَسْلِيَهتَسْلِيَه، تَرْفيهحَفْلَه تَرْفيهِيَّه
zábava
underholdning
szórakozási lehetõségszórakoztatás
afòreying, skemmtungestrisni, gestamóttakaskemmtun
娯楽
zábavné predstavenie
zabava
eğlenceeğlendirmeeğlenti

entertainment

[ˌentəˈteɪnmənt]
A. N
1. (= amusement) [of guests] → entretenimiento m; [of audience] → diversión f
for your entertainmentpara divertiros
2. (= show) → espectáculo m; (= musical entertainment) → concierto m
to put on an entertainmentorganizar un espectáculo
the world of entertainmentel mundo del espectáculo
B. CPD entertainment allowance Ngastos mpl de representación
entertainment expenses NPL = entertainment allowance entertainment guide Nguía f del ocio
entertainment tax Nimpuesto m de espectáculos
the entertainment world Nel mundo del espectáculo

entertainment

[ˌɛntərˈteɪnmənt] n
(= amusement) → distraction f, divertissement m
Television is his only entertainment → La télévision est son unique divertissement.
(= show) → spectacle m

entertainment

n
(= amusement)Unterhaltung f; (professional) → Entertainment nt; for my own entertainmentnur so zum Vergnügen, zu meinem Privatvergnügen; the cinema is a great form of entertainmentdas Kino bietet tolle Unterhaltung; the film is good entertainmentder Film ist sehr unterhaltsam; the world of entertainmentdie Unterhaltungsbranche
(= performance)Darbietung f

entertainment

:
entertainment allowance
n˜ Aufwandspauschale f
entertainment tax
entertainment value
n to have good entertainmentgroßen Unterhaltungswert haben; (person)sehr unterhaltend sein

entertainment

[ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt] n
a. (amusement) → divertimento; (of guests) → trattenimento
b. (show) → spettacolo

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.
Entertainment   
References in classic literature ?
To prevent, therefore, giving offence to their customers by any such disappointment, it hath been usual with the honest and well-meaning host to provide a bill of fare which all persons may peruse at their first entrance into the house; and having thence acquainted themselves with the entertainment which they may expect, may either stay and regale with what is provided for them, or may depart to some other ordinary better accommodated to their taste.
of us, under the easy circumstance of our own weakness, remains another way most easily to express ourselves for the purpose of eliminating from the world the cruelty that is practised by some few of us, for the entertainment of the rest of us, on the trained animals, who, after all, are only lesser animals than we on the round world's surface.
The parrot fortunately offered no further interruption to the entertainment, the whole venom of his nature apparently having been cherished up and hurled against the twins in that one impetuous outburst.
You must not look for any dancing or festivity or entertainment of guests, for our gala times are still in the air.
Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.
Train her in the art of dramatic disguise; provide her with appropriate dresses for different characters; develop her accomplishments in singing and playing; give her plenty of smart talk addressed to the audience; advertise her as a Young Lady at Home; astonish the public by a dramatic entertainment which depends from first to last on that young lady's own sole exertions; commit the entire management of the t hing to my care -- and what follows as a necessary con sequence?
From a tradition that the weapon with which the Norwegian champion was slain, resembled a pear, or, as others say, that the trough or boat in which the soldier floated under the bridge to strike the blow, had such a shape, the country people usually begin a great market, which is held at Stamford, with an entertainment called the Pear-pie feast, which after all may be a corruption of the Spear-pie feast.
The Dog thus invited went at the hour appointed, and seeing the preparations for so grand an entertainment, said in the joy of his heart, "How glad I am that I came
It is also necessary that the magistrates, upon entering into their offices, should make magnificent sacrifices and erect some public structure, that the people partaking of the entertainment, and seeing the city ornamented with votive gifts in their temples and public structures, may see with pleasure the stability of the government: add to this also, that the nobles will have their generosity recorded: but now this is not the conduct which those who are at present at the head of an oligarchy pursue, but the contrary; for they are not more desirous of honour than of gain; for which reason such oligarchies may more properly be called little democracies.
She was ready and willing and never shy; but she sought for no chances of display and was, indeed, remarkably lacking in self-consciousness, as well as eager to bring others into whatever fun or entertainment there was.
In this letter, having excused himself for not waiting for my arrival, he desired me in terms very strong and pressing to come forward, and stay for him at his own house, assuring me that he had given such orders for my entertainment as should prevent my being tired with living there.
He bought a large plum cake so that his entertainment should cost nothing.

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