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rec·re·a·tion 1

(rĕk′rē-ā′shən)
n.
1. Physical or mental activity pursued primarily for pleasure.
2. An activity, such as a game or hobby, that is pursued primarily for pleasure.

re·cre·a·tion 2

also re-cre·a·tion (rē′krē-ā′shən)
n. pl. re·cre·a·tions also re-cre·a·tions
1.
a. The act of creating something again: undertook the recreation of levees after the flood.
b. Something that has been created again: published a recreation of the original version of the oratorio.
2.
a. The act of making something to be a copy of something else: assisted in the filmmakers' recreation of an earlier era.
b. Something that is made as a copy; a replica; a duplicate: visited a recreation of a colonial village.

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
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