Simple Definition of recreation
: something people do to relax or have fun : activities done for enjoyment
Full Definition of recreation
: refreshment of strength and spirits after work; also : a means of refreshment or diversion : hobby
Examples of recreation in a sentence
The fields next to the school are used for recreation.
<decided to take a bike tour of the island for recreation and relaxation>
Origin and Etymology of recreation
Middle English recreacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin recreation-, recreatio restoration to health, from recreare to create anew, restore, refresh, from re- + creare to create
First Known Use: 15th century
RECREATION Defined for Kids
Definition of recreation for Students
: something done for fun and relaxation <We bike for recreation.>
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