A broad range of activities that are intended for amusement or pleasure. It includes all types of entertainment, from the simple pleasures of eating and drinking to theatrical performances intended for large audiences. It may also refer to a person or company who provides entertainment services. The word entertains is a compound of enter- and ent-, which means “to keep up, sustain.”
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Throughout the ages, entertainment has evolved and can be adapted to suit any size of audience, from an individual who chooses his or her own private entertainment from a vast array of pre-recorded products to a banquet adapted for two; from a social gathering centered on food and drink to an entire world community that gathers to witness and participate in events that serve various purposes, from religious festivals and ceremonies to satire.