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entertainment (2 cf. note on ENTERTAIN)
1. maintaining a person in one's service, employ All'sW. III. vi. 12, IV. i. 17 “i' the adversary's ,” Cor. IV. iii. 49, Oth. III. iii. 250, Ant. IV. vi. 17 “, but No honourable trust.”
2. way of spending (time) LLL. V. i. 129.
3. reception (of persons), manner of reception, (hence) treatment Tp. I. ii. 462 “I will resist such ,” Meas. III. ii. 231 “the of death,” Shr. II. i. 54, III. i. 2, Cor. IV. v. 10 “I have deserv'd no better ,” Ham. II. ii. 337, Ant. III. xi. [xiii.] 140, Cym. I. iv. 172; “John Drum's ,” ‘which is, to hale a man in by the heade, and thrust him out by both the shoulders’ (Holinshed) All'sW. III. vi. 40.
4. accommodation for guests, esp. provision for the table AYL. II. iv. 73, IV. iii. 145 “fresh array and entertainment,” Wint. I. i. 9, Lr. II. iv. 209.
5. meal, repast Tim. I. ii. 154.
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