Entertaiment is an activity that provides pleasure or enjoyment. This can include music, games, sports, reading, watching movies, playing video games, or even art. It is an important part of our lives and helps keep us from being bored.
What is considered entertaining may vary from person to person. For example, a sports event or concert may be entertainment for one person, but it would not be entertaining for another person.
The word entertainment is derived from the Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside.” It comes from the prefix inter- meaning “inside” and the suffix tenere, which derives from the Indo-European root ten- meaning to stretch or extend.
The suffix -mentum is a common suffix of Latin origin, used to form nouns that indicate the result or product of an action. It was used with English verb stems ending in er or tion, but also with words derived from latin roots in which -y is replaced by -i (amazement, betterment, merriment). The word entered the English language in the late 15th century.