Something that affords pleasure, diversion, or amusement: The play entertained the audience. A hospitable provision for the wants and needs of guests.
Entertainment is a complex activity that can be adapted to any scale: from the individual who selects his or her own entertainment from a vast array of pre-recorded products; to a dinner party that can be adapted for two; to a performance intended for thousands; and to a global audience. Some activities that were originally entertainment, such as hunting and fencing, have become necessary skills for certain populations and have developed into serious sports among professionals and competitions staged for a worldwide audience. Entertaiment requires consumer activity and involves objectivity, communication, an external stimulus, pleasure, and passivity. It has six elements, according to Bates and Ferri (2010).