Entertaiment is a broad term that can encompass many different forms of entertainment. It can be as simple as an individual choosing and watching a pre-recorded movie for his or her personal pleasure; to a romantic meal for two; to performances designed for thousands.
The word comes from the medieval Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” Its Indo-European root is ten, which means to stretch or extend something.
Entertaiment is often thought to be a form of recreation, or distraction from the daily or mundane routines and realities of life. This is true on a certain level, however, entertainment can also be a form of education, a way to learn about the world in new and exciting ways.