To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbor; to keep.
To keep, hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain sentiments.
take into consideration, have in view; "He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
To give hospitable reception and maintenance to; to receive at one's board, or into one's house; to receive as a guest.
To give reception to; to receive, in general; to receive and take into consideration; to admit, treat, or make use of; as, to entertain a proposal.
To receive, or provide entertainment for, guests; as, he entertains generously.