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Entertainment meaning

entertainment - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a diversion that holds the attention
  2. 2. The act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Admission into service; service.
  5. 5. Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
  6. 6. Act of entertaining; hospitality; a banquet; amusement.

entertainment - examples of usage

  1. But I insisted on paying for my entertainment by working. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Invite me to your next entertainment." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Whenever they approached from my side, they always stopped on the rail before me and went through with their little entertainment. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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