Origin of recreation
Definition for recreation (2 of 2)
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|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any unnecessary work or any recreation which hinders us from hearing and profiting by God's Word is sinful.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism|Joseph Stump
Then, he was altogether one of us in his notions of pleasure and recreation.
For other members of the Ministry there is occasional surcease from work, and some opportunity for recreation.
When this repast was over, the company returned to their recreation.
We was friends in business, and we let our amicable qualities lap over and season our hours of recreation and folly.Heart of the West|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for recreation (1 of 2)
- an interval of free time between school lessons
- (as modifier)recreation period
British Dictionary definitions for recreation (2 of 2)
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.