Definition of recreational
1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of recreation a recreational area recreational activities
2 : of or relating to recreational drugs or their use a recreational drug user Colorado's burgeoning marijuana industry had struggled under its own astonishing success since legal recreational sales began Jan. 1. — David Migoya
Examples of recreational in a Sentence
Marijuana is a recreational drug.
Recent Examples of recreational from the Web
One of the solutions discussed by the working group is getting the federal government to respect the laws of states that have passed recreational marijuana laws.
Organizers said the importance of girls getting involved in the sport transcend its recreational benefits as there are inherent business and networking opportunities available on the links.
The town’s zoning ordinance allows for indoor recreational uses at the site, but conditional zoning approval is required because the project exceeds 15,000 square feet.
Kuntar and 39 other Buffalo recreational league players — many of them in their 40s — overcame injuries, illness and countless blisters to unofficially set the record.
Quinn’s Pond reopened for recreational use last week; however, Esther Simplot Park ponds remain closed until testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state threshold for safety.
Tourists — 42 million of which stop in Sin City every year — are expected to make nearly two of every three recreational pot purchases in Nevada.
Video by David Pulliam/The Kansas City Star David Pulliam The Kansas City Star One day later, on Saturday, Nevada became the fifth state to allow marijuana to be sold in stores for recreational purposes.
Drink some beer and try not to burn anything down while playing with recreational explosives.
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RECREATIONAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recreational for English Language Learners
: done for enjoyment
of a drug : used for pleasure instead of for medical purposes
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