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RECREATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recreation mean? 

RECREATION (noun)
  The noun RECREATION has 2 senses:

1. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
2. activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

  Familiarity information: RECREATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECREATION (noun)


Sense 1recreation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

diversion; recreation

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("recreation" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recreation"):

antic; caper; joke; prank; put-on; trick (a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement)

caper; frolic; gambol; play; romp (gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement)

child's play; play (activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules)

interest; pastime; pursuit (a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly))

night life; nightlife (the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.))

jest; jocularity; joke (activity characterized by good humor)

game (an amusement or pastime)

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))

fun; merriment; playfulness (activities that are enjoyable or amusing)

eurhythmics; eurhythmy; eurythmics; eurythmy (the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding)

escape; escapism (an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy)

escapade; lark (any carefree episode)

amusement; entertainment (an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention)

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

celebration; festivity (any joyous diversion)

bathing (immersing the body in water or sunshine)

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


Sense 2recreation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

recreation; refreshment

Context examples:

time for rest and refreshment by the pool / days of joyous recreation with his friends

Hypernyms ("recreation" is a kind of...):

rejuvenation (the act of restoring to a more youthful condition)


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