What is Entertaiment?

About Entertaiment

Something affording pleasure or diversion; entertainment: the entertainments offered at a ball.

An activity that occupies the mind or gives enjoyment and satisfaction: a crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many people.

A person who enjoys social activities and entertainments: A socialite entertains herself by visiting fashionable clubs and restaurants.

The English word entertainment derives from the medieval Latin intertenere, formed by the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, which is related to the Indo-European root ten meaning to “stretch.” Thus the notion of entertaining is one of transforming that which is inside or outside. Entertaiment is a broad concept that has demonstrated a remarkable ability to transcend different media and cultures. Some examples include movies and television, music, sports, games, reading, and visual arts.