Definition of Recreation

1. Noun. An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates. "Drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"


2. Noun. Activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation. "Days of joyous recreation with his friends"
Exact synonyms: Refreshment
Generic synonyms: Rejuvenation
Derivative terms: Recreate, Recreational, Refresh, Refresh

Definition of Recreation

1. n. The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.

2. n. A forming anew; a new creation or formation.

Definition of Recreation

1. Noun. Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recreation

1. creation [n -S] - See also: creation

Medical Definition of Recreation

1. Activity engaged in for pleasure. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recreation

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Literary usage of Recreation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"11 Am City 17:66-8 Jl '17 Denning the work of physical training In relation to playground and recreation activities. R. Haynes. ..."

2. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot by Chicago Commission on Race Relations (1922)
"recreation center.—Including outdoor and indoor gymnasiums for men, women, ... A large area with lawns, shrubbery, and general recreation facilities, ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1914)
"MISS VITTUM: It had been Miss McDowell's plan in arranging the program for this meeting to have the subject of recreation and social progress discussed from ..."

4. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"not pay directly for forms of recreation which they use in public facilities in place of these commercial forms. (3) The expense cannot be distributed ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"T. Ja 15 '18 recreation Aim and scope of the recreation movement. JR Richards. Playground 10:377-S1 Ja '17 Adult recreation as a social problem. E: A. Ross. ..."

6. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
""Gentlemen, I have planned a lucrative and useful service for you—a service which will provide you with recreation amid noble landscapes, and afford you ..."

7. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"The experience of Europe clearly indicates that both education and recreation can be provided on a co-operative basis. In Great Britain the co-operative ..."

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