Entertaiment is a diverse collection of themes, images and structures that have demonstrated the ability to cross different media and withstand the test of time. While some of these are purely entertainment, others may provide insight or intellectual growth, or even the potential for social change. In fact, the word entertain derives from the Latin intertenere, meaning “to hold inside.” Click on a collocation to see more examples.
Some necessary skills, such as fencing or archery, have become entertaining for the public, while other forms of entertainment, like cooking, have developed into professions and even global competitions.
This article was created using the Cambridge Dictionary Online.