Entertaiment is a word that has become strongly associated with amusement, although many entertainments are serious and may have an ethical dimension. Entertainments are often based on shared cultural heritage, as with a festival or ceremony; on social interaction as in a party; or on communication and discourse such as satire. The word is derived from the medieval Latin intertenere, formed from the prefix inter meaning “inside,” and the suffix tenere, derived from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch or hold. Click on a collocation below to find more examples of the word in context. The examples are automatically generated by a computer program, and do not reflect the views of the editors or Cambridge University Press.