Entertaiment is a term used to describe the activities that entertain or amuse people. It includes such activities as watching movies and TV, listening to music and attending concerts, playing sports or games, reading books, and engaging in social gatherings. It is a means of escape or recreation, temporarily taking people away from their everyday lives and allowing them to enjoy experiences that they may not otherwise experience.
This word derives from the medieval Latin intertenere, a contraction of the root tenere meaning to hold inside. It is also derived from the etymology of theater and cinema.