What does the word recreation mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Helen Beecher Long