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If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
Edward Bellamy

Meaning of "recreation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RECREATION

recreation  [ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RECREATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Recreation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RECREATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

recreation

Recreation

Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time. The "need to do something for recreation" is an essential element of human biology and psychology. Recreational activities are often done for enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure and are considered to be "fun".

Definition of recreation in the English dictionary

The first definition of recreation in the dictionary is refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment. Other definition of recreation is an activity or pastime that promotes this. Recreation is also an interval of free time between school lessons.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RECREATION


abbreviation
əˌbriːvɪˈeɪʃən
affiliation
əˌfɪlɪˈeɪʃən
appreciation
əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən
appropriation
əˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃən
association
əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən
aviation
ˌeɪvɪˈeɪʃən
depreciation
dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən
deviation
ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃən
differentiation
ˌdɪfəˌrɛnʃɪˈeɪʃən
humiliation
hjuːˌmɪlɪˈeɪʃən
initiation
ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪʃən
irradiation
ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən
mediation
ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən
negotiation
nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃən
pronunciation
prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən
radiation
ˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən
Reconciliation
ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən
remediation
rɪˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən
retaliation
rɪˌtælɪˈeɪʃən
variation
ˌvɛərɪˈeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RECREATION

recreance
recreancy
recreant
recreantly
recreate
recreation area
recreation centre
recreation ground
recreation room
recreational
recreational drug
recreational sex
recreational therapist
recreational therapy
recreational vehicle
recreationist
recreative
recreatively
recreator
recrement

WORDS THAT END LIKE RECREATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation

Synonyms and antonyms of recreation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RECREATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «recreation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of recreation

Translation of «recreation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RECREATION

Find out the translation of recreation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of recreation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «recreation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

娱乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esparcimiento
570 millions of speakers

English

recreation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मनोरंजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الترفيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отдыха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recreação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিত্তবিনোদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

détente
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rekreasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erholung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

娯楽
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

취미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rekreasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vui chơi giải trí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனமகிழ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मनोरंजन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yeniden yaratma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

svago
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rekreacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відпочинку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

recreere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναψυχή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontspanning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rekreation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rekreasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of recreation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RECREATION»

The term «recreation» is very widely used and occupies the 2.415 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RECREATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «recreation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «recreation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about recreation

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10 QUOTES WITH «RECREATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word recreation.
1
Stephen Ambrose
Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.
2
Richard Dean Anderson
I've also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it's essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls.
3
Johann Sebastian Bach
Like all music, the figured bass should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind there is no true music, but only an infernal clamour and ranting.
4
Edward Bellamy
If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
5
Cyrus Broacha
Every night, I say goodnight to the kids like Rajesh Khanna, muah muah, two kisses, say goodnight to my wife, and every night, I'd go to the recreation room and watch cricket with two old men.
6
Avery Brundage
The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
7
Brandi Chastain
I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.
8
B. C. Forbes
Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can't help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won't want to worry.
9
Carole Ann Ford
I must say that when I left 'Doctor Who,' I was filled with... not loathing, but I was incredibly annoyed because I wanted to do more television and films and the only thing that people could ever see me in was a recreation of what I had done.
10
Darell Hammond
Public swimming pools, recreation centers, summer reading programs, youth jobs programs - they are all shutting their doors. And they are all facilities and programs relied on most heavily by low-income children.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RECREATION»

Discover the use of recreation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to recreation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society
This text addressed contemporary issues facing the recreation and leisure profession and focuses on challenges and opportunities that will impact the profession over the next 5 to 20 years.
Daniel McLean, Amy Hurd, 2011
2
Park and Recreation Structures
New introductions bring a modern voice to these texts, updating them to become invaluable contemporary resources.
Albert Good, 1999
3
Recreation Programming: Designing Leisure Experiences
Used in numerous universities throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, this book provides programming insights for educators, practitioners, and students.
James Robert Rossman, Barbara Elwood Schlatter, 2008
4
Leisure and Recreation Management
This 5th edition is fully up dated to reflect leisure in the contemporary public and private sectors,
George Torkildsen, 2012
5
Outdoor Recreation in America
In short, it is the book for current and future outdoor recreation professionals to use in learning about the past and present status as well as the future of outdoor recreation in America.
Clayne R. Jensen, Steven Guthrie, 2006
6
Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation
The second edition of this ground-breaking text continues to guide students toward a greater understanding of human resource management in the sport and recreation environment.
P. Chelladurai, 2006
7
Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
Aimed at students and professionals in the field, this book presents a comprehensive introduction to the profession, providing theory and practice for the 21st Century.
Terry Robertson, Terry Long, 2007
8
Recreation Facility Management: Design, Development, ...
Recreation Facility Management: Design, Development, Operations, and Utilization presents a comprehensive introduction to the field of facility design, management, and maintenance for practicing or future recreation professionals.
Richard F. Mull, Brent A. Beggs, Mick Renneisen, 2009
9
Issues in Recreation and Leisure: Ethical Decision Making
In addition, this text contains the following features: -Thematic chapters that address current major issues in recreation management, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, and culture so that students can comprehend the ...
Donald J. McLean, Daniel G. Yoder, 2005
10
The Park and Recreation Professional's Handbook
The "Park and Recreation Professional's Handbook "offers a thorough grounding in all areas of programming, leadership, operations, administration, and professionalism.
Amy R. Hurd, Denise M. Anderson, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RECREATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term recreation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Parks and Recreation: Let's Cry All the Tears Together on "One Last …
For years Parks and Recreation tricked viewers into believing that it was the story of Leslie Knope, a small-town bureaucrat struggling to overcome various ... «TV.com, Feb 15»
2
The Best (and Worst!) Things Parks and Recreation Taught Us …
On Tuesday, Parks and Recreationwill say goodbye. In addition to being hilarious and heartfelt, the final season of Parks was - literally - ahead of its time ... «TV Guide, Feb 15»
3
'Parks and Recreation' Producer Dies of Apparent Overdose
Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Harris Wittels passed away at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, LAPD confirms. He was 30. Police and an ... «Entertainment Tonight, Feb 15»
4
Harris Wittels of 'Parks and Recreation' dead at 30
Harris Wittels, a writer and producer of “Parks and Recreation,” is dead at 30. TMZ broke the news, reporting Wittels died of a “possible drug overdose” in his ... «Washington Post, Feb 15»
5
Parks and Recreation cast to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers …
After you say goodbye to Pawnee on Feb. 24, you can watch a reunion of the Parks and Recreation cast later in the evening on Late Night with Seth Meyers. «Entertainment Weekly, Feb 15»
6
Snark and recreation
The Massachusetts-born comedian — best known for her role as Leslie Knope, the plucky Midwest parks director on the hit NBC show “Parks and Recreation” ... «Harvard Gazette, Jan 15»
7
Exclusive Parks and Recreation Sneak Peek: Burt Macklin Is Back in …
Parks and Recreationhas already welcomed back plenty of familiar faces for the comedy's final season, but one beloved recurring character that has yet to show ... «TV Guide, Jan 15»
8
Parks And Recreation: “2017”/“Ron And Jammy”
As Parks And Recreation begins its abbreviated final season, the last big question before it is what, if anything, its ending could look like. This show may have ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jan 15»
9
From Amy Poehler to Retta to Chris Pratt: 'Parks and Recreation' has …
“Parks and Recreation” premiered on NBC on April 9, 2009. Can you remember this distant past? It was a time before emoji and Instagram, a time before Blue ... «Washington Post, Jan 15»
10
It's Andy Dwyer vs. The Dinosaurs in Jurassic Parks and Recreation
It's Jurassic Parks and Recreation, and it's a little disconcerting how many of these lines work equally well for either of Pratt's characters. [h/t TastefullyOff]. «Gawker, Jan 15»

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