HyperDic: diversion

English > 3 senses of the word diversion:
NOUNactdiversion, recreationan activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
actdiversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagationa turning aside (of your course or attention or concern / concern / concern)
actdiversion, diversionary attackan attack calculated to draw enemy / enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
diversion > pronunciation
Soundsdayver'zhahn; dihver'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > diversion: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates.
Example"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"
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
Verbsdivertoccupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
English > diversion: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA turning aside (of your course or attention or concern / concern / concern).
Example"a diversion from the main highway"
Synonymsdeviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation
Narrowerred herringAny diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
Broaderturn, turningThe act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
Spanishdesviación, desvío, digresión
Catalandesviació, desviament, digressió
Adjectivesdiversionary(of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive
Nounsdiversionistsomeone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks / wrecks
Verbsdivertturn aside
English > diversion: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn attack calculated to draw enemy / enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack.
Synonymdiversionary attack
Narrowerdiversionary landingAn amphibious diversionary attack
Broaderattack, onslaught, onset, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)

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