Entertainment

Definition of Entertainment

En`ter`tain´ment
n.1.The act of receiving as host, or of amusing, admitting, or cherishing; hospitable reception; also, reception or treatment, in general.
The entertainment of Christ by faith.
- Baxter.
The sincere entertainment and practice of the precepts of the gospel.
- Bp. Sprat.
2.That which entertains, or with which one is entertained;
3.Admission into service; service.
Some band of strangers in the adversary's entertainment.
- Shak.
4.Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
The entertainment of the general upon his first arrival was but six shillings and eight pence.
- Sir J. Davies.

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