Definitions for: Recreation


[n] activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation; "time for rest and refreshment by the pool"; "days of joyous recreation with his friends"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rec"re*a"tion (-?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]cr['e]ation,
L. recreatio.]
The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated;
refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil;
amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.


Re`*cre*a"tion (r?`kr?*?sh?n), n. [See
Re-create.]
A forming anew; a new creation or formation.

Synonyms: diversion, refreshment

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

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