from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to recreation: recreational swimming.
- adj. Of or relating to the occasional use, asserted not to be addictive, of narcotics: "You can't accept recreational drug use and expect to control the drug problem” ( Lacy Thornburg).
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- adj. Used for recreation, for fun or pleasure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or conducing to recreation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. engaged in as a pastime
- adj. of or relating to recreation
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That is to say, the term recreational activities need not exclusively mean athletics such as running or team sports.
In dolphins, what we call recreational sex may have other social consequences unrelated to sex, such as establishing dominance or solidifying alliances.
It's just about the amount of bandwidth taken up by what they call recreational sites, particularly ones that have a lot of streaming video.
They apparently hoped to shed the inherent stigma associated with gambling activities and transform gambling into what they classify as recreational entertainment.
Even though Mezzo is a longtime youth sports coach and an advocate for recreational sports, he does not believe Gunntown can solve what he calls a recreational field space crunch in the borough.
BTW, I hate these machines when used in recreational fashion too close to other fishermen.
He says the striped bass has a unique history that resulted from a boom in recreational fishing after the second world war.
The Keys are known as the recreational fishing and scuba diving capital of the world.
Mr. Paul surely has a record on social issues such as gay marriage, the certain recreational drugs that have been criminalized, and abortion.
And don't forget the weight of the fuel (boat and vehicle) or water (in recreational vehicles).