American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; also, some occupation which serves to recreate or amuse.
- n. A short piece of music introduced among technical exercises for variety and practice in style.
- n. Dinner; refreshment; refection.
- n. Synonyms Amusement, Entertainment, etc. (see pastime), sport, play.
- n. The act of creating or forming anew; a new creation; specifically, in theology, regeneration. Also written re-creation.
- n. Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates.
- n. The process of recreating something.
- n. The result of this process.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.
- n. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
- n. activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
- re- + creation (Wiktionary)
“There was also a large room the Earthers allocated to what they called recreation.”
“In case you do not know this game the FVPD switched to require all supervisors (except when Whitey Peters needed work) a 4 year degree in recreation which is the ultimate blow off degree that makes basket weaving seem complicated by comparison.”
“Dude, if that's what you call recreation, you're either dangerously bored or seriously fucked up.”
“I don't know why dollars spent on a form of recreation is a "proper equivalization metric" as Jeff would have it.”
“Added to that is our society's interest in recreation and physical fitness, and the desire to take classes and get instruction in those areas.”
“A small part of the vast military camp had survived and this section was wired off and some extra quonset huts and a log-cabin recreation center built and training equipment set up.”
“So when the study's co-author states "apparently not all outdoor recreation is equal in terms of who is going to be an investor in conservation" I guess it's true: some of us are investing a helluva lot more.”
“I tried to pick that movie apart on the timing of the pull of the trigger to the impact of the bullet and they mastered it perfectly in recreation of the real thing.”
“The purpose of this recreation is to explore the use of virtual reality for teaching and learning about art and architecture, by experiencing the context, the scale, and the social aspects of the original.”
“After Gillespie earned a graduate degree in recreation and park administration in 1968, he says, "Like most people in their 20s, I had a good time.”
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