Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates.
  • n. The process of recreating something.
  • n. The result of this process.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

From French récréation (Wiktionary)
re- + creation (Wiktionary)

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