Definitions for Recreationˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rec•re•a•tionˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. refreshment, as by means of agreeable exercise.

  2. a means of enjoyable relaxation.

Origin of recreation:

1350–1400; ME recreacioun (< MF recreation) < LL recreātiō amusement, L: restoration <recreāre (see recreate )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diversion, recreation(noun)

    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"

  2. refreshment, recreation(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. recreation(noun)ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən

    activities done for pleasure

    sports and other things done for recreation; a community recreation area/center; recreational activities

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recreation(noun)

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


  1. Recreation

    Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Recreation

    Activity engaged in for pleasure.

Translations for Recreation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(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.

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