Entertaiment is any activity that provides enjoyment or amusement, usually as a distraction from everyday life. It can include a wide variety of activities such as sports, movies, social gatherings and even certain hobbies. It can also encompass the arts, and can be found in a broad range of venues and settings.
The word entertainment is derived from the Medieval Latin phrase intertenere, meaning “to hold inside.” The prefix inter means “inside,” and the suffix tenere is derived from the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch or extend. See the article on the origin of the word for more information.