- refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
- a pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.
Origin of recreation
- the act of creating anew.
- something created anew.
Origin of re-creation
Examples from the Web for recreation
As anybody who has seen his now famous rant on Parks and Recreation knows, Patton Oswalt can get a little obsessed.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.Binge Watching is the New Bonding Time
The Daily Beast
December 10, 2014
For Nick Offerman, of Parks and Recreation, the one is a thing: whiskey.Swimming Owls, Jane Krakowski’s Peter Pan Live! Audition, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
December 7, 2014
Brute is the story of Mac and Jesse, two disenfranchised teens who turn to robbing houses as a form of recreation and quick cash.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
But it does seem borderline egregious that Amy Poehler has yet to win an Emmy for Parks and Recreation.The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More
August 26, 2014
Hubert, quite excited by this day of recreation and of fete, was the only one who had anything to say.The Dream
Always work had stolen from him these treasures—dreams, recreation and knowledge.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
We then went to the chapel, where a short Mass was celebrated, after which we had an hour's recreation.My Double Life
Greenwich was the place fixed on for the dinner, and we prepared for the day of recreation.Beaux and Belles of England
Recreation: Filling his fountain pen or cleaning typewriter.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
- refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment
- an activity or pastime that promotes this
- an interval of free time between school lessons
- (as modifier)recreation period
- the state or instance of creating again or anewthe re-creation of the Russian Empire
- a simulation or re-enactment of a scene, place, time, etca re-creation of a vineyard kitchen
Word Origin and History for recreation
late 14c., "refreshment or curing of a person, refreshment by eating," from Old French recreacion (13c.), from Latin recreationem (nominative recreatio) "recovery from illness," noun of action from past participle stem of recreare "to refresh, restore, make anew, revive, invigorate," from re- "again" (see re-) + creare (see create). Meaning "refresh oneself by some amusement" is first recorded c.1400.
A verb recreate "to refresh by physical influence after exertion" is attested from early 15c. and was used by Lyly, Pope, Steele, and Harriet Martineau, but it did not take, probably to avoid confusion with recreate.