What does recreation mean?

Definitions for recreation
ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃənrecre·ation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diversion, recreationnoun

    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, recreationnoun

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recreationnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [F. rcration, L. recreatio.]

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. recreation

    To do an activity for leisure or pleasure.

    Recreation can be dancing, swimming, going to the beach, walking or spending time with our family.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recreation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recreation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of recreation in a Sentence

  1. Meb Faber:

    Appeal to a human's desire for recreation and you can wind up with strong businesses.

  2. Majid Ezzati:

    Cities provide a wealth of opportunities for better nutrition, more physical exercise and recreation, and overall improved health, these things are often harder to find in rural areas.

  3. Mike Schur:

    I am extremely wary about ascribing success or failure to the show in any goal, people used to ask if I felt like' Parks and Recreation' had convinced people that government could be good or something.

  4. Huntington Park councilman Jhonny Pineda:

    I am proud to appoint both Julian and Francisco to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Health and Education Commission, respectively, huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case, citizenship. Both these gentlemen have accomplished a great deal for the city.

  5. Methodist University:

    Throughout these discussions, students have expressed their commitment to freedom of expression – a value the University shares. this agreement provides dedicated spaces for lawn displays while also preserving open spaces for studying, classes, events and recreation.

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