Entertaiment is the act of occupying and amusing oneself with various activities such as sports, games, music, reading or writing books and magazines, watching movies and videos, creating art or participating in visual arts. It can also include attending or performing dance, drama or comedy shows, and engaging in other forms of live performances. Despite the current economic downturn, many people are still enjoying their means of entertainment. Some of these include bargain hunting, downloading new music from the internet or swapping their records and CDs with friends; attending a live performance such as a play or musical, and enjoying various forms of art and exhibitions.
Word Origin: late 15c., from entre- “among” (see inter-) + tenir “to hold up, support”; see entertain. The suffix -ment is common in English to form nouns from verb stems such as amazement, betterment, merriment.