Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
  • noun An activity that provides such refreshment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of creating or forming anew; a new creation; specifically, in theology, regeneration. Also written re-creation.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A short piece of music introduced among technical exercises for variety and practice in style.
  • noun Dinner; refreshment; refection.
  • noun Synonyms Amusement, Entertainment, etc. (see pastime), sport, play.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  • noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

Etymologies

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re- + creation

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From French récréation

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