Definitions of entertainment

  1. an activity that entertains Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a diversion that holds the attention Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. Admission into service; service. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Payment of soldiers or servants; wages. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Act of entertaining; hospitality; a banquet; amusement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of entertaining; amusement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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.
  12. A feast; a repast; amusement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. In vbl senses, esp.: amusement, as much to my e.; public performance or show. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. Act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; reception; admission; — that which entertains, or with which one is entertained ; especially, a hospitable repast; a feast; diversion; recreation; pastime ; banquet. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. Conversation; treatment at the table; hospitable reception; payment of soldiers or servants; amusement, diversion; dramatick performance, the lower comedy. Complete Dictionary