Entertaiment is a kind of diversion, a distraction. It can be a clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show or your friends fighting over the last potato chip. It can be visual entertainment as in a painting or audio entertainment as in music. It can also be a form of hospitable provision for guests. It may even be an agreeable occupation for the mind like solving a crossword puzzle. The word comes from the Old French entretenir, which meant to keep or support.
Despite the downturn in the economy, people are still seeking entertainment. The record and movie industries are struggling, but people are still going to movies and loading up their iPods with new tunes from online sources. Online games are also a growing source of entertainment.