a kind of amusement or enjoyment that can be provided for an individual or group, as by games and sports; or a theatrical performance or other event for the enjoyment of a large audience. Entertainment can be designed to appeal to any audience, from a single person choosing his or her own private entertainment from an enormous variety of pre-recorded products; to a meal adapted for two; to a banquet for thousands; to a symphony for the appreciation of the public. The word is derived from medieval Latin intertenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold inside or behind.