Entertaiment is a word that covers all the activities of a person or group, from play and leisure time to sports, music, movies, television and games. It includes activities such as hunting and war which have developed into spectator sports; or, like the story of Scheherazade from Persian professional storytelling tradition, which has inspired a number of orchestral works, a film, and a video game. The same themes and images are re-used and re-imagined across these different media.
Entertaining can be for one person, as in a private viewing of a movie, or on a much larger scale as in a banquet or performance for thousands. The word is sometimes abbreviated to entmt, and this is particularly common on industry news publications or in short hand notes.