What does the word entertain mean?

Usage examples for entertain

  1. When am I going to entertain Mr. Christiansen? – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  2. That Mr. Hobart should have taken it was a notion so absurd that his mind refused to entertain it for an instant. – Terry's Trials and Triumphs by J. Macdonald Oxley
  3. It is my duty; but of thy grace- tell me whom I entertain. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake