Definitions for: Diversion


[n] a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
[n] an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
[n] an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack



Webster (1913) Definition: Di*ver"sion, n. [Cf. F. diversion. See Divert.]
1. The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or
object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel;
diversion of the mind from business.

2. That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind
from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport;
play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth. ``Public
diversions.'' --V. Knox.

Such productions of wit and humor as expose vice and
folly, furnish useful diversion to readers.
--Addison.

3. (Mil.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an
enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be
made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.

Syn: Amusement; entertainment; pastime; recreation; sport;
game; play; solace; merriment.

Synonyms: deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversionary attack, recreation

See Also: activity, amusement, antic, athletics, attack, bathing, caper, celebration, child's play, dance, dancing, diversionary landing, entertainment, escapade, escape, escapism, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, festivity, frolic, fun, gambling, gambol, game, gaming, interest, jest, jocularity, joke, lark, merriment, onrush, onset, onslaught, pastime, play, playfulness, prank, pursuit, put-on, red herring, romp, saltation, sport, terpsichore, trick, turn, turning

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