English noun: recreation
|1.||recreation (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.||recreation (act) activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation|
|Samples||Time for rest and refreshment by the pool.|
Days of joyous recreation with his friends.