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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun recreation:


Recreation is sometimes a misspelling of requisition.

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Definition of the noun recreation

What does recreation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: recreations

  1. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  2. activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
    • example: days of joyous recreation with his friends
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of recreation: refreshment
    • more generic word: rejuvenation = the act of restoring to a more youthful condition

Alternative definition of the noun recreation


  1. Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates.

Specialised definition of the noun recreation

Glossary of sports

an activity that a person takes part in for pleasure or relaxation rather than as work (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

enjoyable activities that people do for fun (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Recreation a.k.a. Re:creation is a record label.


  1. "Recreation" is a musical album of Acid Black Cherry.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Recreation" is a musical album of Papier Tigre.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  3. "Recreation" a.k.a. "RéCréation" is a 1999 double album recorded by French singer Florent Pagny. It was his fifth studio album and his seventh album overall. It was on October 26, 1999, and achieved success in France and Belgium, where it remained charted respectively for 21 and 24 weeks, including a peak at #1 and at #4. This album contains cover versions of various successful songs originally recorded by other artists. There were two singles from this album : "Jolie môme" and "Les parfums de sa vie".
    • also known as Recreation (disc 1), Recreation (disc 2)
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (16 years ago)
  4. "Recreation" a.k.a. "Récréation" is a musical album of Claude Nougaro.
    • released in (42 years ago)
  5. "Recreation" is an album by Kristian Schultze Set.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  6. "Recreation" a.k.a. "Récréation" is a musical album of Jordy.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  7. "ReCreation" is a musical album of Zap Mama.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  8. "RECREATION" is a musical single of Supercar.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  9. "Recreation" a.k.a. "Récréation" is a musical album of Cirque Plume.
  10. "Recreation" is a composition.


  1. "Recreation" is a book by Phillip O. Foss.
  2. "Recreation" is a book by Jay Bryan Nash.
    • also known as "Recreation: pertinent readings"
  3. "Recreation" is a book by Charles Kestner Brightbill.
    • also known as "Recreation: text and readings"


  1. Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun".
    • also known as 休閒
  2. Recreation a.k.a. Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation is an industry.

Phrases with Recreation

  1. recreation room
  2. recreation facility

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Recreation

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Google previewTorkildsen's Sport and Leisure Management (2005)

by George Torkildsen

recreation is a means for improving and maintaining societal cohesion and the quality of life; its development is dependent on social participation. Hence, community recreation is a system of services for wholesome, positively sanctioned activities.

Google previewService Quality Management in Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure (2013)

by Connie Mok, Beverley Sparks, Jay Kadampully

Recreation refers to the experiences and activities (or inactivities) undertaken during leisure time to recreate physically, psychologically,

Google previewTourism in National Parks and Protected Areas (2002)

Planning and Management by Paul F. J. Eagles, Stephen F. McCool

Recreation is an important use of parks and protected areas. The concept has several meanings. The Oxford...

Recreation is the act of creating over again, of renewing, of replenishing. What are we looking for when we recreate in ...

Google previewFoundations of Therapeutic Recreation (2008)

by Terry Robertson, Terry Long

herapeutic recreation is a profession.

Google previewGrant's Getaways (2013)

101 Oregon Adventures by Grant McOmie

Bruce is also the flight manager for the WVSC and added that the motorless, highflying recreation is an addiction. “It is a passion! Once you try it, you can't live without it and it's something anyone can do.” The Willamette Valley Soaring Club ...

Google previewA Design Guide of Public Parks in Malaysia (2002)

Passive activity or passive recreation is the most important park element in early design in Victorian Park. Walking, strolling, picnicking with the family, relaxing with horticultural display and music are the early passive activities. The passive ...

Google previewProposed livestock grazing management program for the Shoshone grazing area (1979)

by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Idaho State Office

Recreation is an important component in the economy of the five-county area, due primarily to the presence of the Sun Valley resort complex (Blaine County) and the Snake River (Gooding and Elmore Counties). Population Gooding is the ...

Google previewThere is Room at the Inn (2006)

Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers by Candy B Harrington

Outdoor recreation is a big draw during the winter months ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (2004)

by John Jenkins, John Pigram

The Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) is a framework for integratingoutdoorrecreation...

Google previewPoor Richard's Dictionary of Philadelphia (1916)

Prepared for Presentation to the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World on the Occasion of Their Visit to Philadelphia in June of the Good Year 1916

PLAYGROUNDS FOR EVERYBODY Our public recreation system represents one of the most wise and beneficent investments of municipal expenditures. The movement for the provision of playgrounds was initiated in 1907 by an Association ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Household Information (1890)

A Compendium of Facts for Easy Reference which Shall Constitute a Guide to Every Department of Social and Domestic Economy. A Manual for Every Home

Recreation is quite as necessary, at proper times, to our well-being as useful employments and occupations are. It is agreeable to persons of all ages and classes. Nature requires it, and the desire for it should be gratified to a reasonable ...

Google previewThe Pacific Region: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures (2004)

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures by Jan Goggans, Aaron DiFranco

Sperm frequently are invented in response to place, and for many of the Pacific Region's most popular and long-lived sports, it is true that the culture of recreation has grown out of regional topography. Sports such as hiking, fly- fishing, hunting, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

Department of Interior pushed for a new classification, national recreation area, which would meet the demand for outdoor recreation without the special “scenic and historic” qualities found in national parks.

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1908)

CONVEYANCE of Foreshore and of an Adjoining Piece of Land above high water mark by the Lord of a Manor to an Urban District Council for the Purpose of a Public Recreation Ground (/>;. THIS INDENTUKE is made the day of BETWEEN ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1908)

by Tryon Edwards

RECREATION.-(See " Amusement," and " Mibth.

Google previewA dictionary of domestic medicine and household surgery. Revised (1866)

by Spencer Thomson

RECREATION— or the renovation of the powers of body or mind, after they have been exhausted by toil, is one of the highest pleasures enjoyable by man ; a real pleasure, because it can only be purchased by those previous exertions, in the ...

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Quotes about Recreation

If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. (Bob Hope)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3R1E1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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