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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·ter·tain·ment /ˌɛntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·ter·tain·ment n.
 1. The act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general.
    The entertainment of Christ by faith.   --Baxter.
    The sincere entertainment and practice of the precepts of the gospel.   --Bp. Sprat.
 2. That which entertains, or with which one is entertained; as: (a) Hospitality; hospitable provision for the wants of a guest; especially, provision for the table; a hospitable repast; a feast; a formal or elegant meal. (b) That which engages the attention agreeably, amuses or diverts, whether in private, as by conversation, etc., or in public, by performances of some kind; amusement.
    Theatrical entertainments conducted with greater elegance and refinement.   --Prescott.
 3. Admission into service; service.
    Some band of strangers in the adversary's entertainment.   --Shak.
 4. Payment of soldiers or servants; wages. [Obs.]
    The entertainment of the general upon his first arrival was but six shillings and eight pence.   --Sir J. Davies.
 Syn: -- Amusement; diversion; recreation; pastime; sport; feast; banquet; repast; carousal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a diversion that holds the attention [syn: amusement]