• Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v recreate give new life or energy to "A hot soup will revive me","This will renovate my spirits","This treatment repaired my health"
    • v recreate create anew "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"
    • v recreate give encouragement to
    • v recreate engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion "On weekends I play","The students all recreate alike"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "naked recreation and travel" industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
    • v. t Recreate rk"r*t To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially, to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify. "Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying . . . the sight more than any.""St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge.""These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent."
    • v. i Recreate To take recreation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world
    • recreate To revive or refresh after toil or exertion; reanimate, as languid spirits or exhausted strength; amuse; divert; gratify.
    • recreate Synonyms To reanimate, enliven, cheer, entertain.
    • recreate To take recreation.
    • recreate To create anew: often written distinctively re-create.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago's Lincoln Park was created in 1864. The original 120 acre cemetery had most of its graves removed and was expanded to more than 1000 acres for recreational use.
    • v.t Recreate rek′rē-āt to revive: to reanimate: to cheer or amuse: to refresh: to delight
    • v.i Recreate to take recreation
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  • George Santayana
    “The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.”
  • Bob Hope
    “If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.”
  • Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
    “We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.”
  • Raymond Hitchcock
    Raymond Hitchcock
    “Pleasure is sweeter as recreation than as a business.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. recreatus, p. p. of recreate, to create anew, to refresh; pref. re-, re- + creare, to create. See Create


In literature:

At recreation-time, this afternoon, Sister Amphyllis asked Mother Alianora how long she had been professed.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Classes for study and recreation are organized right along.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
The orderly-rooms, mess-rooms, recreation huts and all the rest were mud coloured and had soiled grey roofs.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
It was Sunday, which here as well as in Germany is a day of recreation.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
In my day we had too little adult assistance in our games and recreation.
"Rural Problems of Today" by Ernest R. Groves
Don't let me find you here again during recreation time.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
The real work of the day is over; and now come recreation and amusement.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
One must allow the mind some recreation: it makes it more gay and peaceful.
"Ebrietatis Encomium" by Boniface Oinophilus
After supper many of them drifted back to their recreation-ground, the saloon.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Work was the order of the day; recreations were wholesome.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg

In poetry:

Aw wodn't care to live at all,
Unless aw could be jolly!
Let sanctimonious skinflints call
All recreation folly.
"My Doctrine" by John Hartley
Music's sweet uses are, to smooth
Each rough and angry passion;
To elevate at once, and soothe:
A heavenly recreation.
"To A Young Lady, On Being Too Fond Of Music" by Charles Lamb
Sound sleep by night; study and ease
Together mix'd; sweet recreation,
And innocence, which most does please,
With meditation.
"Ode on Solitude" by Alexander Pope
No sleep by night—dancing and drink
Together mixt, sweet recreation!
And making love, which witlings think
Gives reputation.
"The Widower" by Royall Tyler
Sound sleep by night; study and ease
Together mix’d; sweet recreation,
And innocence, which most does please,
With meditation.
"Solitude" by Alexander Pope
Love thy neighbor, to Christ be leal!
Crush him never with iron-heel,
Though in the dust he's lying!
All the living responsive await
Love with power to recreate,
Needing alone the trying.
"Love Thy Neighbor" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

On Wednesday, the Tooele City Council will consider adopting new culinary water, public safety and parks and recreation impact fees that will raise the cost of building a new home in Tooele by $1,300.
Harris Dermatology is offering a free skin cancer screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center from 8:30 to 11:30 am Nov 4.
Big Truck Day, an event unlike any other offered by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, will be back for its 14th year on Saturday, Aug 11, at the Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center.
Water recreation doesn't have to be limited to a day in a swimming pool or at an aquatic park.
Peppers' recreated by Kalamazoo bands using local people.
Sony might be a wee late to the party with its own party, but gamers – or, at least, PlayStation 3 owners – will now be able to recreate the thrill of watching movies with their friends in a virtual environment.
With the winter recreation season underway, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment announces that several of the state's 23 cross-country ski trails are groomed and ready for skiers.
(Photo courtesy Golden Gate National Recreation Area).
2011 marks a decade of Daptone Records, which lovingly recreates '60s sounds.
Sun warmed the Methow Valley, where mining and orchard farming have given way to a growing arts, recreation, and tourism industry.
Surveyors working in a wooded area of Woodbridge Tuesday discovered badly decomposed human remains, steps away from a local county recreation center and park.
"We've had a few visitors who didn't know they were decoys ," says the city's recreation supervisor, Alex Galiana.
This fall, voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington will decide whether to allow recreational marijuana use.
Canadian waterfront park treats, reuses storm water for recreational space.
The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department is offering children 12 and younger a chance to cool off at this year's Beat the Heat Splash Day on Aug 1.

In science:

Any existing image effect can therefore be recreated within the browser; the only limiting factor to the technology is the JavaScript processing speed of the web browser.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
In SVG & VML there are two ways of creating texts either use fonts or use vector shapes to recreate fonts.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
This time, the bias towards low values is clearly recreated.
Application of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test to CMB data: Is the universe really weakly random?
If there is no token in the system, upon timeout the missing token is recreated.
Universal adaptive self-stabilizing traversal scheme: random walk and reloading wave
Longed for recreation and attention from the caretakers.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)