An agreeable occupation of the mind; diversion; amusement: The daily crossword puzzle provides entertainment for many.
A socialite who is well-known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment.
The word entertainment is derived from the medieval Latin intertenere, a combination of the prefix inter meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, a variant of the Indo-European root ten, which means to hold or stretch. Traditionally, people have entertained themselves by attending theater performances, listening to music, reading novels, playing sports or games, or creating or appreciating visual art. In today’s technological world, however, the concept of entertainment has largely shifted to online and virtual activities. The most common form of entertainment for young people involves hanging out with friends over social media apps.