recreation

noun rec·re·a·tion \ ˌre-krē-ˈā-shən \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of recreation

: refreshment of strength and spirits after work; also : a means of refreshment or diversion : hobby

Examples of recreation in a Sentence

  1. The fields next to the school are used for recreation.

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

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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


RECREATION Defined for English Language Learners

recreation

noun

Definition of recreation for English Language Learners

  • : something people do to relax or have fun : activities done for enjoyment


RECREATION Defined for Kids

recreation

noun rec·re·a·tion \ ˌrek-rē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of recreation for Students

: something done for fun and relaxation
  • We bike for recreation.


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