Recreation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːkriˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recreation
Brit.  |ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recreation

noun

- an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates(syn: diversion)

for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation

- activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation(syn: refreshment)

days of joyous recreation with his friends

Examples

The fields next to the school are used for recreation.

...decided to take a bike tour of the island for recreation and relaxation...

Reading Irvine Welsh can be a real recreation.

His only recreations are drinking beer and watching football.

the provision of recreation facilities (=places or equipment for people to use to enjoy themselves)

a recreation area for children to play in

Today, people have more time for recreation than they did in the past.

His recreations include gardening and travel.

for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles

drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation

days of joyous recreation with his friends

...a crew disgruntled by a long voyage that provided no opportunity for recreation onshore...

Pigsticking was a favorite recreation of Lord Robert.

The community will get a boost from a new library and recreation center.

people who see the countryside as a locale for recreation

Word forms

noun
singular: recreation
plural: recreations
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