recreation

Part of speech: adjective

Recreative.

Part of speech: noun

Refreshment; diversion.

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Usage examples "recreation":

  1. We enjoyed for a few hours the recreation of the land, so welcome to sailors, and then continued our voyage with a favourable wind. - "A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2", Otto von Kotzebue.
  2. And, if she requested this at times when the girls had duties to perform, or indeed at a time when they wished to take their recreation, Mrs. Faulkner said they were perfectly justified in asking Mrs. Black to excuse them. - "The Dorrance Domain", Carolyn Wells.
  3. Nor was a circulating library so much needed in Polktown as a reading and recreation room for the youth of the village. - "Janice Day at Poketown", Helen Beecher Long.