Definitions of entertainment

  1. That which entertains, or with which one is entertained; as: (a) Hospitality; hospitable provision for the wants of a guest; especially, provision for the table; a hospitable repast; a feast; a formal or elegant meal. (b) That which engages the attention agreeably, amuses or diverts, whether in private, as by conversation, etc., or in public, by performances of some kind; amusement. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Admission into service; service. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Payment of soldiers or servants; wages. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hospitality at table; a feast or banquet; a diverting or amusing performance; amusement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of entertaining: hospitality at table: that which entertains: the provisions of the table: a banquet: amusement: a performance which delights. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act of entertaining; hospitality; a banquet; amusement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of entertaining; amusement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of entertaining; the receiving and entertaining of guests; the hospitality provided; a banquet; the pleasure which the mind receives from anything interesting; that which entertains; an amusement; reception by the mind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A feast; a repast; amusement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for entertainment

  1. This, it was plain, was an extremely popular part of the entertainment – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  2. Visitors were not an every- day luxury in the High Valley, and too much care could not be taken for their entertainment it seemed. – Clover by Susan Coolidge