HyperDic: recreation

English > 2 senses of the word recreation:
NOUNactrecreation, diversionan activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
actrecreation, refreshmentactivity that refreshes and recreates
recreation > pronunciation
Soundsreh.kriyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > recreation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates.
Examples
  • "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"
  • "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
Synonymdiversion
Narrowerantic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onA ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
bathingimmersing the body in water or sunshine
celebration, festivityAny joyous diversion
dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
entertainment, amusementAn activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
escapade, larkAny carefree episode
escape, escapismAn inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmicsThe interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions
fun, merriment, playfulnessActivities that are enjoyable or amusing
gambling, gaming, playThe act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
gameAn amusement or pastime
jest, joke, jocularityActivity characterized by good humor
nightlife, night lifeThe activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)
pastime, interest, pursuitA diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
play, frolic, romp, gambol, capergay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
play, child's playActivity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
sport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishdiversión, entretenimiento, esparcimiento, recreación
Catalandiversió, esbargiment, recreació
Adjectivesrecreationalof or relating to recreation
Verbsrecreateengage in recreational activities rather than work
English > recreation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningActivity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation.
Example "days of joyous recreation with his friends"
Synonymrefreshment
BroaderrejuvenationThe act of restoring to a more youthful condition / condition
Spanishrecreación
Catalanrefrescament
Adjectivesrecreationalof or relating to recreation
Verbsrecreategive new life or energy to

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