1. [ noun ] an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
Synonyms: diversion

"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"

Related terms: activity pastime game sport fun dancing entertainment gambling celebration music escape play play antic jest bathing eurhythmics eurhythmics escapade play
2. [ noun ] activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
Synonyms: refreshment

"time for rest and refreshment by the pool" "days of joyous recreation with his friends"

Related terms: rejuvenation enliven
Similar spelling:   re-creation