An activity, often involving food, music or dancing, that is intended to amuse or delight. Entertainments can range from private activities aimed at two people, to a banquet that is appropriate for a group of twenty, to performances on the stage of a theatre or for thousands of spectators. In some cases, what is considered entertainment may have a serious purpose. It may be a means of cultural learning or intellectual growth. It may be a form of ceremony, celebration, or religious festival. It can also be a form of satire or criticism. It can be a sport, such as fencing or archery.