• 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
    • n recreation activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation "time for rest and refreshment by the pool","days of joyous recreation with his friends"
    • n recreation an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates "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"
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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
    • n Recreation The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.
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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
    • n recreation The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; also, some occupation which serves to recreate or amuse.
    • n recreation A short piece of music introduced among technical exercises for variety and practice in style.
    • n recreation Dinner; refreshment; refection.
    • n recreation Synonyms Amusement, Entertainment, etc. (see pastime), sport, play.
    • n recreation The act of creating or forming anew; a new creation; specifically, in theology, regeneration. Also written re-creation.
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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.
    • n Recreation the act of recreating or state of being recreated: refreshment after toil, sorrow, &c.: diversion: amusement: sport
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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
F. récréation, L. recreatio,


In literature:

Quite as important to health are rest and recreation.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
That was Petey's daily recreation.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
In the Preface to the Lady's Recreation, by Charles Evelyn, Esq.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
The half-hour devoted to recreation proved rather dull to the newcomer.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
You cannot have your usual hour of recreation before dinner.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
A fisherman, or one who angles for recreation rather than profit.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
His recreation, if found at all, was found in change of occupation.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
His chief recreation is wandering about London.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
Jerry went down to the recreation room and turned on the television.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Somehow Alan got himself to the recreation room; he sank down gratefully on a webfoam pneumochair.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg

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
No sleep by night—dancing and drink
Together mixt, sweet recreation!
And making love, which witlings think
Gives reputation.
"The Widower" by Royall Tyler
The artisan's receding gait
Has brushed the chips away,
Where innocence shall recreate,
Or like the flowers grow, and wait
The balminess of May.
"Improvement." by Hattie Howard
When the recreation hour was done
Each went in to her task. Alone
In the library, with its great north light,
Clotilde wrought at an exquisite
Wreath of flowers
For her Book of Hours.
"The Book Of Hours Of Sister Clotilde" by Amy Lowell
Come back! come back or let me find
The jungle leads at last
Unto your lips and bosom recreated!
O somewhere I again must wind
My arms about you, cast
Into one word my love all unabated!
"Shah Jehan To Mumtaz Mahal" by Cale Young Rice
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:

Bay City State Recreation Area hosts 17th annual waterfowl festival Aug 4-5.
Yfat Yossifor The Bay City Times Ivy Stejakowski, 9, and Susan Buchannon, 8, of Bay City splash others in the splash park at the Bay City State Recreation Area on June 20, 2012.
Clarendon woman wins state recreation award.
BEMIDJI – The Jackpine Classic 5-km, 10km and 25-km races will begin at 9 am Saturday at the BSU Gillett Recreation Center.
If those big recreational vehicles filled with tourists that clog up our highways every summer aggravate you, you'll be glad to hear they won't be coming to Maine much longer.
Heavy use of the veterinary anesthetic turned recreational drug could have serious consequences.
(CBS) What's the latest recreational drug to make its way to the medical field.
Recreational-Vehicle Stocks Aren't Slowing Down.
The Florida Everblades' training camp opens with at 2:45 pm practice session today on the recreation side of Germain Arena.
The Florida Everblades' training camp opens with at 2:45 pm practice session today on the recreation side of Germain Aren.
Amy McMillan (left) with Genesee County (Mich.) Parks and Recreation Commission "supply Nazi" Jenny Blume.
Albany County recreation resource dominates executive's Bethlehem visit.
Those REcreate cats are pretty damn fun.
The event provides an opportunity for the public to discover nature at the Lakeview Recreation Area.
Earthly Machine Recreates Star's Sizzling-Hot Surface.

In science:

Here one wishes to recreate an ‘analogue’ black hole in the laboratory typically using a fluid flowing with respect to a fixed frame and sound waves traveling through the fluid.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
For the nearby galaxies UGC 4325 and DDO 64, the number of test particles was increased to 100,000 to ensure sufficient sampling of particles to recreate the higher resolution data.
Constraining the NFW Potential with Observations and Modeling of LSB Galaxy Velocity Fields
Crosses mark measured data location with the rest of the map recreated via interpolation routine.
Performance of a prototype atomic clock based on lin||lin coherent population trapping resonances in Rb atomic vapor
In this way it may be possible to recreate the model with fewer interaction vertices, however, it would also need to include a dependence on the frame fields in a similar way to .
Wilson loops, geometric operators and fermions in 3d group field theory
Formally we are dealing with directed networks, but indeed, by construction, all edges are pointing from the younger to the older vertex, so that the directions can trivially be recreated from the undirected (labeled) graph.
Random networks with sublinear preferential attachment: The giant component