What does recreation mean? definition, meaning and audio pronunciation (Free English Language Dictionary)
Dictionary entry overview: What does recreation mean?
• RECREATION (noun)
The noun RECREATION has 2 senses:
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
Familiarity information: RECREATION used as a noun is rare.
Dictionary entry details
An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
Nouns denoting acts or actions
drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation
Hypernyms (“recreation” is a kind of…):
activity (any specific behavior)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of “recreation”):
fun; merriment; playfulness (activities that are enjoyable or amusing)
athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)
caper; frolic; gambol; play; romp (gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement)
Moments like those that passed before his knock was answered measure the quick breath of true adventure. What might not be behind those green panels!
Which conclusion, under the circumstances, certainly admits Rudolf Steiner to the ranks of the true followers of Romance and Adventure.
The frank, grey eyes, the little nose, turning pertly outward; the chestnut hair, curling like the tendrils of a pea vine, seemed the right end and reward of all his wonderful adventures. But the face was wofully thin and pale.
Dyott as if in compassion for sophistry so simple, “adventures are just adventures.
“You mean that the adventures of innocence have so often been the material of fiction?
“Here, brother Sancho Panza,” said Don Quixote when he saw it, “we may plunge our hands up to the elbows in what they call adventures; but observe, even shouldst thou see
In British English, you refer to a period of time that you are allowed to spend away from work or school as the holiday or the holidays.
The school had undergone repairs during the holiday.
One day after the Christmas holidays I rang her up.
You refer to a period of time spent away from home enjoying yourself as a holiday.
He thought that Vita needed a holiday.
I went to Marrakesh for a holiday.
When you spend a long period of time like this each year, you refer to it as your holidays.
Where are you going for your holidays?
You usually use a determiner or a possessive in front of holiday or holidays. Don’t say, for example, ‘I went to Marrakesh for holidays.’
If you are on holiday, you are spending a period
antic, caper, joke, prank, put-on, trick
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
immersing the body in water or sunshine
any joyous diversion
dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
any carefree episode
an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy
the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical
[ ad-ven-cher ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃər /
an exciting or very unusual experience.
participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome.
a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture.
- peril; danger; risk.
- chance; fortune; luck.
verb (used with object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.
to risk or hazard.
to take the chance of; dare.
to venture to say or utter: to adventure an opinion.
verb (used without object), ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing.
to take the risk involved.
to venture; hazard.
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