from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates.
- n. The process of recreating something.
- n. The result of this process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; also, some occupation which serves to recreate or amuse.
- n. A short piece of music introduced among technical exercises for variety and practice in style.
- n. Dinner; refreshment; refection.
- n. Synonyms Amusement, Entertainment, etc. (see pastime), sport, play.
- n. The act of creating or forming anew; a new creation; specifically, in theology, regeneration. Also written re-creation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
- n. activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
From French récréation (Wiktionary)
re- + creation (Wiktionary)