Entertaiment is anything that entertains, gratifies, amuses or pleases people. It can include things such as a play, a movie, a party or a concert. It also includes sports events and other activities that cause people to feel good. It can include things that are funny or sad. Entertainment is important because it allows people to escape from their daily lives. It is also a form of learning, which is important for human growth and development.
The word “entertainment” is derived from the Middle English entretenement, a compound of Middle French entre- “among” and tenir “to hold” (see engage). It is a common suffix for forming nouns from verb stems; it appears in merriment, amazement and enchantment. It replaced -mentum in Vulgar Latin and Old French.