1. Entertainment; pleasure.
  2. Reception of a guest; welcome.


  1. To amuse (someone); to engage the attention of agreeably.
    to entertain friends with lively conversation
    The motivational speaker not only instructed but also entertained the audience.
  2. To have someone over at one's home for a party or visit.
    They enjoy entertaining a lot.
  3. To receive and take into consideration; to have a thought in mind.
    The committee would like to entertain the idea of reducing the budget figures.
    to entertain a proposal
  4. To take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbour; to keep.
  5. To meet or encounter, as an enemy.
  6. To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.

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