Articles About Entertainment

Articles about Entertainment

Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: The new film is an entertaining movie.

An agreeable occupation for the mind: Solving the crossword puzzle.

A show put on for the enjoyment of others: A good show is always entertaining.

From Middle English entretenement, from Old French entretenir (“to support, maintain”), from inter- “among” + tenir (from the Latin tenere, from the PIE root *ten- “to stretch,” hence to hold firmly, maintain, etc.). Also see entertain.

A common suffix for forming nouns from verb stems (as in amazement, betterment, merriment). It replaced the earlier -mentum in Old French, and, like that suffix, it is frequently found with verbs derived from Latin, where it represented a suffix indicating the result or effect of the action. See also adornment, embellishment, amusement, amuse, gratify.