the act of entertaining; agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement: Solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many.
something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, especially a performance of some kind: The highlight of the ball was an elaborate entertainment.
hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests.
a divertingly adventurous, comic, or picaresque novel.
Obsolete. maintenance in service.
Origin of entertainment
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Historical Examples of self-entertainment
Her self-possession, her capacity for self-entertainment, the care she took not to arouse the others, all impressed him very much.The Damnation of Theron Ware
the act or art of entertaining or state of being entertained
an act, production, etc, that entertains; diversion; amusement
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