Noun recreation has 2 senses
  1. diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     play, child's play; pastime, interest, pursuit; escape, escapism; sport, athletics; bathing; game; gambling, gaming, play; celebration, festivity; escapade, lark; play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper; fun, merriment, playfulness; antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on; jest, joke, jocularity; entertainment, amusement; dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation; eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics
    Derived form: verb recreate2
  2. refreshment, recreation - activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation; "time for rest and refreshment by the pool"; "days of joyous recreation with his friends"
    --2 is a kind of rejuvenation
    Derived form: verb recreate1