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Definition of entertainment:

  1. Admission into service; service.
  2. Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
  3. 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.
  4. The act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general.

Synonyms:

concert, presentation, motion picture, frolic, banquet, party, merrymaking, feast, cabaret, movie, reception, extravaganza, spectacle, production, boredom, performance, dance, picnic, amusement, treat, television, show, excite, fete, revelry, escape, tediousness, surprise.

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