Entertaiment is a form of play, recreation, or amusement that diverts the attention and emotions from mundane or serious matters. This is different from work and other activities that are meant to produce a result, such as earning a salary or achieving a goal. Entertainment is important because it allows us to relax and take a break from our everyday lives. Without this, people can become bored and unhappy. It helps families grow closer together and it also introduces fun into our daily lives. The word “entertain” comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, which combines the prefix inter- meaning inside and the suffix tenere, which means to hold.