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rec·re·a·tion

 (rĕk′rē-ā′shən)
n.
1. Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
2. An activity that provides such refreshment.

recreation

(ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment
2. an activity or pastime that promotes this
3. (Education)
a. an interval of free time between school lessons
b. (as modifier): recreation period.

rec•re•a•tion

(ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. refreshment, as by means of agreeable exercise.
2. a means of enjoyable relaxation.
[1350–1400; Middle English recreacioun (< Middle French recreation) < Late Latin recreātiō amusement, Latin: restoration <recreāre (see recreate)]
rec`re•a′tion•al adj.

Recreation


Obsolete, summering; the taking of a summer holiday.
1. the activity of traveling for pleasure, to see sights, for recreation, etc.
2. the business founded upon this activity. — tourist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulatesrecreation - 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"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
antic, prank, put-on, joke, trick, caper - a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
bathing - immersing the body in water or sunshine
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
entertainment, amusement - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
escapade, lark - any carefree episode
escapism, escape - an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"
eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy - the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding
fun, merriment, playfulness - activities that are enjoyable or amusing; "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"
gambling, gaming, play - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
jest, joke, jocularity - activity characterized by good humor
night life, nightlife - the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.); "a futile search for intelligent nightlife"; "in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs"
pastime, pursuit, interest - a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
child's play, play - activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
2.recreation - 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"
rejuvenation - the act of restoring to a more youthful condition

recreation

noun
1. leisure, play, sport, exercise, fun, relief, pleasure, entertainment, relaxation, enjoyment, distraction, amusement, diversion, refreshment, beer and skittles (informal) Saturday afternoon is for recreation and outings.
2. pastime, hobby, distraction, leisure activity, sport, entertainment She cites one of her recreations as `picking up litter'.

recreation

noun
1. Activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement:
2. The condition of being amused:
3. Something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain:
Translations
إسْتِجْمام
osvěženírekreacezotavení
fritidsinteresse
تفریحات
szabadidőüdülés
tómstundagaman
laisvalaikiolaisvalaikio užsiėmimaspramogų
osvieženie
rekreacija

recreation

[ˌrekrɪˈeɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= amusement) (also Scol) → recreo m
2. (= reconstruction) → reconstrucción f (Theat) → recreación f; (= representation) → representación f
B. CPD recreation centre, recreation center (US) Ncentro m de recreo
recreation ground Ncampo m de deportes
recreation room Nsalón m de recreo

recreation

[ˌrɛkriˈeɪʃən] n
(= leisure) → détente f
Saturday afternoon is for recreation and outings → Le samedi après-midi est consacré à la détente et aux sorties.
(= pastime) → passe-temps m
His only recreation is gardening → Son seul passe-temps est le jardinage.
[ˌriːkriˈeɪʃən] (= reconstruction) (also re-creation) → reproduction f
to build a recreation of sth → reproduire qch
They want to build a faithful recreation of the original theatre → Ils veulent reproduire fidèlement l'ancien théâtre.

recreation

n
(= leisure)Erholung f, → Entspannung f; (= pastime)Hobby nt; for recreation I go fishingzur Erholung gehe ich Angeln; recreation centre (Brit) or center (US) → Freizeitzentrum nt; recreation facilitiesMöglichkeiten plzur Freizeitgestaltung; recreation periodFreistunde f
(Sch) → Pause f

recreation

[sense a ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃn; sense b ˌriːkrɪˈeɪʃn] n
a. (leisure) → ricreazione f
b. (restoration) → restaurazione f

recreation

(rekriˈeiʃən) noun
(a) pleasant activity which one enjoys doing in one's spare time (eg a sport, hobby). I have little time for recreation; amusements and recreations.
ˌrecreˈational adjective
recreation ground
a piece of land for playing sports, games etc on.

recreation

n. recreo, pasatiempo, entretenimiento.

recreation

n recreación f, (esp. during school) recreo
References in classic literature ?
As they did not mix with the immigrant women--Miss Jessie's good-natured intrusion into one of their half-nomadic camps one day having been met with rudeness and suspicion--they gradually fell into the way of trusting the responsibility of new acquaintances to the hands of their original hosts, and of consulting them in the matter of local recreation.
They are the sublimest recreation of the intellect.
Half-an-hour's recreation succeeded, then study; then the glass of water and the piece of oat-cake, prayers, and bed.
Lecount had already computed the time consumed in this recreation by her watch, and had discovered that a full hour usually elapsed from the moment when he embarked on the beach to the moment when he returned.
As to any recreation with other children of my age, I had very little of that; for the gloomy theology of the Murdstones made all children out to be a swarm of little vipers (though there WAS a child once set in the midst of the Disciples), and held that they contaminated one another.
Hand it over, gossip, for in it I reckon I have found a treasury of enjoyment and a mine of recreation.
Having amused myself till a late hour with my favourite recreation of Geometry, I had retired to rest with an unsolved problem in my mind.
It has been above all the recreation of statesmen and great officials, a means of escape from the weariness of public life and the burden of ruling.
said she; "I have been here six months without the shadow of recreation.
I assure you," replied the old man, "I did not turn to that source for recreation or support.
For recreation he could twiddle his thumbs and speculate on the thoughts which must agitate the minds of the generals.
Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of hose who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody.