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Definition 1: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates - [noun denoting act]

Samples where recreation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
  • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
  • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation

Synonyms for recreation in the sense of this definition

(recreation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of recreation ) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

"it was all done in play" "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

(... is a kind of recreation ) activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

"Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

(... is a kind of recreation ) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

"sailing is her favorite pastime" "his main pastime is gambling" "he counts reading among his interests" "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

(... is a kind of recreation ) the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)

"in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs"

(... is a kind of recreation ) activity characterized by good humor

(... is a kind of recreation ) an amusement or pastime

"they played word games" "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time" "his life was all fun and games"

(... is a kind of recreation ) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

"his gambling cost him a fortune" "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

(... is a kind of recreation ) activities that are enjoyable or amusing

"I do it for the fun of it" "he is fun to have around"

(... is a kind of recreation ) the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

(... is a kind of recreation ) an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

"romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life" "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"

(... is a kind of recreation ) any carefree episode

(... is a kind of recreation ) an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

(... is a kind of recreation ) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

(... is a kind of recreation ) any joyous diversion

(... is a kind of recreation ) immersing the body in water or sunshine

(... is a kind of recreation ) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

(... is a kind of recreation ) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where recreation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • time for rest and refreshment by the pool
  • days of joyous recreation with his friends

Synonyms for recreation in the sense of this definition

(recreation is a kind of ...) the act of restoring to a more youthful condition

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