English noun: diversion
|1.||diversion (act) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates|
|Samples||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.
|Narrower (hyponym)||amusement, antic, athletics, bathing, caper, caper, celebration, child's play, dance, dancing, entertainment, escapade, escape, escapism, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, festivity, frolic, fun, gambling, gambol, game, gaming, interest, jest, jocularity, joke, joke, lark, merriment, night life, nightlife, pastime, play, play, play, playfulness, prank, pursuit, put-on, romp, saltation, sport, terpsichore, trick|
|2.||diversion (act) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)|
|Samples||A diversion from the main highway.|
A digression into irrelevant details.
A deflection from his goal.
|Synonyms||deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation|
|Broader (hypernym)||turn, turning|
|Narrower (hyponym)||red herring|
|3.||diversion (act) an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack|
|Broader (hypernym)||attack, onrush, onset, onslaught|
|Narrower (hyponym)||diversionary landing|