- Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working: she rides for recreation [as modifier]: sport and recreation facilities [count noun]: his recreations included golf and rugbyMore example sentences
pleasure, leisure, relaxation, fun, enjoyment, entertainment, amusement, refreshment, restoration, distraction, diversion; play, sportBritish • informal beer and skittlesNorth American • informal rec• archaic disportpastime, hobby, leisure activity, leisure pursuit, leisure interest, entertainment, diversion, divertissement, distraction, avocation
- The object of the day is to promote greater participation by women of all ages in lifelong sport, recreation and physical activity.
- Ambitious plans to transform a disused piece of land in York into a fully-equipped community sports and recreation facility have moved a step closer to reality.
- The purpose of sport was to provide fun activities during recreation time from which people could derive plenty of pleasure, fun and enjoyment.
late Middle English (also in the sense 'mental or spiritual consolation'): via Old French from Latin recreatio(n-), from recreare 'create again, renew'.
- 1The action or process of creating something again: the periodic destruction and recreation of the universeMore example sentences
- Most recently these boots have been very grotty, having been present for the destruction and recreation of the living rooms and the continuing demolition of the garden.
- Shiva the destroyer is a necessary part of the trinity because, without destruction, there can be no recreation.
- The recreation of the Famine ship took place at Blennerville, near Tralee, Co Kerry, and was completed in 2002.
- 1.1 [count noun] A re-enactment or simulation of something: they enjoyed television’s recreations of more confident timesMore example sentences
- Both films intersperse the main narrative with both clips and stills from the early twentieth century silent films they are paying homage to, as well as with their own simulations and recreations of those same early films.
- In Mary, the latest scientific evidence is combined with stunning computer graphics and dramatic recreations to reveal the real woman behind the image.
- While the recreations adequately portray the father of psychoanalysis they cannot make him likable.