Word family noun entertainer entertainment entertaining adjective entertaining verb entertain adverb entertainingly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Performing, Theatre
entertainmenten‧ter‧tain‧ment /ˌentəˈteɪnmənt $ -tər-/ ●●● S3 W3 noun 1 [countable, uncountable]APPERFORM things such as films, television, performances etc that are intended to amuse or interest people The town provides a wide choice of entertainment. There will be live entertainment (=performed then, not recorded) throughout the day.light entertainment (=comedy) The dolphins give good entertainment value (=a lot of amusement and interest).the entertainment industry/business/worldsee thesaurus at fun2 [uncountable]APT formal when you entertain someone at home, or for business the entertainment of friendsCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + entertainmentlive entertainment (=performed while people watch, not recorded and watched later)There are three bars, all with live entertainment.family entertainment (=suitable for adults and children)The holiday village has plenty of family entertainment on offer.mass/popular entertainment (=popular with large numbers of people)Reality TV has been a very successful form of mass entertainment.light entertainment (=shows etc that are funny and easy to understand rather than serious)He believes that children can appreciate more than just light entertainment.a day’s/afternoon’s/evening’s entertainmentThe evening’s entertainment concluded with a firework display.verbsprovide entertainmentDancers and musicians were on hand to provide entertainment.lay on/put on entertainment (=organize and provide it)The organizers laid on some entertainment for the children.phrasesa form of entertainment (=a type of entertainment)video games and other modern forms of entertainmenta place of entertainment formal (=a place where people can go to enjoy entertainment)Clubs and other places of entertainment must close by 3am.entertainment + NOUNthe entertainment business/industryThe union represents people who work in the entertainment industry.entertainment value (=how enjoyable something is to watch)The films provide great entertainment value for kids.
Examples from the Corpus
entertainmentFishbane appears to have had an entertainment allowance of around twenty thousand.My rendition of Parma climbing to Ambadji was to become a popular set-piece for evening entertainment.There was the provision of food, drink, in-flight entertainment and duty-free goods, and the printing of tickets.So what do you do for entertainment in this town?Here are the breakaway dates with highlights of the free entertainment.This is entertainment that could make you think.Blackpool was where I got my first taste of the world of entertainment.There are also sections on entertainment, events and ideas for themed short breaks.Frankie is known throughout the entertainment business as an energetic performer.the entertainment industryThat passed for big-time entertainment in those days, even in the so-called Roaring Twenties.Media Research Center analysts studied all 1995 prime time entertainment programs on the networks.live entertainmentThe steak-and-chicken dinner finishes off with homemade peach cobbler and live entertainment.There will be live entertainment throughout the day and a wide range of Greenpeace merchandise will be on sale.This is one of the hottest destinations after work for savvy Downtowners, especially during special events when there is live entertainment.There are three bars, with live entertainment in the trendy Platform 1 bar.Lobster, fish and charcoal grilled steaks are the specialities, with live entertainment on offer most evenings.
From King Business Dictionaryentertainmenten‧ter‧tain‧ment /ˌentəˈteɪnmənt-tər-/ noun [uncountable]1HUMAN RESOURCESwhen a company or businessperson spends money on taking customers to restaurants, bars, theatres etc, as a way of making business deals easier to completeThe group has already spent over a million pounds on marketing and corporate entertainment.2COMMERCEthe business of films, television, theatre productions etcpeople employed in retailing and entertainmentIt sold 25% of its music business to a Japanese media and entertainment group.the worldwide impact of the American entertainment industry home entertainment