Definition of recreation:
pursuit, dalliance, binge, diversionary attack, enjoyment, development, cause and effect, escapism, disport, cheer, excite, deflexion, divagation, determination, delight, elicitation, deviation, blast, creation, deflection, change, deflexion, causation, frolic, work, hobbyhorse, rollicking, frolicking, cultivation, fun and games, causality, digression, crowd pleaser, construction, enthusiasm, activity.
- amusement (part of speech: noun)
- "A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I.", R. Dodsley.
- "Community Civics and Rural Life", Arthur W. Dunn.
It is only too evident that from this time literary composition, which had been the chief recreation of his youth, and in which he had always found satisfaction until now, was no longer a pleasure to him.- "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.