• 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
    • adj recreational engaged in as a pastime "an amateur painter","gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals","recreational golfers","reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating","unpaid extras in the documentary"
    • adj recreational of or relating to recreation "a recreational area with a pool and ball fields"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "naked recreation and travel" industry has grown by 233% in the past decade
    • recreational Of, pertaining to, or conducing to recreation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world
    • adjs Recreational serving to recreate or refresh: giving relief in weariness, &c.: amusing
    • ***


  • 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.”


In literature:

After luncheon I walked down town seeking exercise and recreation.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Recreation is for relaxation, and the business man should see to it that he gets the full benefit of recreation.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
But what of the many hours of leisure in every man's life, when no mental recreation is needed?
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
A good deal about concerts, theatres, opera and other recreations.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
When the next recreation-time came, the blind nun resumed her narrative.
"The Well in the Desert" by Emily Sarah Holt
Recreation and minor luxuries.
"Boys their Work and Influence" by Anonymous
Recreations they must have; active recreation, too, in the open air.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
You may carry your things into your new quarters during recreation-time.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
Other girls went around in recreation hours with their arms about each other's waists, chattering with all the cheerfulness of blackbirds.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
For other members of the Ministry there is occasional surcease from work, and some opportunity for recreation.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various

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
Sound sleep by night; study and ease
Together mix’d; sweet recreation,
And innocence, which most does please,
With meditation.
"Solitude" by Alexander Pope
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

In news:

The recreational bay scallop harvest season starts July 1.
Hesperia Recreation and Park District recently opened the courts which are available to all Hesperia residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
Did you know that it costs the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation $507,000.00 to construct a new Bocce Court.
The group will be scuba diving for rehabilitation and recreation from August 18-25, 2012.
A record 182 runners took part in the 23rd running of the Firecracker 5-kilometer run and one-mile walk July 4 at Ishpeming's AL Quaal Recreation Area.
Fall may be a busy time of the year in the sports world but the West Side Recreation and Park District is offering a chance for people to join the fall bowling league .
Parks and Recreation announces Fall- Break Camp registration.
'Dallas' brilliantly recreated by TNT.
Parks and Recreation Stops by the White House.
I would like to first thank the Steubenville Recreation Department and all of the 2012 sponsors who made the second-annual Ville Burnoff a success.
Someday the Lake Calumet Basin on Chicago's South Side could be the site of treatment wetlands and recreational activities.
Wildlife watching is responsible for the greatest number of people involved in wildlife-related recreation in Kansas, according to a new survey by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Recreate Shailene Woodley's Fishtail Braid.
While waterfowl still enjoy Hicklin Lake on a regular basis, it is rarely put to recreational use by humans.
New York and New Jersey Recreational Fishing Industry Reeling After Hurricane.

In science:

In [S] the author sets out to recreate this construction in the case when g is a finite dimensional simple complex Lie superalgebra.
Automorphisms and twisted loop algebras of finite dimensional simple Lie superalgebras
For a further analysis, the simulated supernovae used in the rate calculation could be re-weighted to recreate any given model distribution of stretch values.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Now let us have some recreation and solve the real situation.
The velocity translation in the game of "Life"
To recreate this complex selection function, we decide to simulate cavities individually for each ob ject and repeat until the exact number of observed cavities has been matched.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
To recreate the experiment in Ref. (performed in continuous space) in a perfect harmonic potential, we consider a very dilute system in our lattice model.
Hard-core bosons on optical superlattices: Dynamics and relaxation in the superfluid and insulating regimes