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Meaning of activity by Wiktionary Dictionary

activity


    Etymology

    From Middle French activité, from Latin activitas .

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɪvɪti

    Noun

    activity ( plural: activities )

    1. The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities .
      Pit row was abuzz with activity .
    2. something done as an action or a movement
      The activity for the morning was a walk to the store .
    3. something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion .
      Quilting can be a fun activity .
    4. Use ( of internet, playstation, bank account etc. )

    Usage notes

    • Adjectives often used with "activity": increased, decreased, high, low, volcanic, seismic, eruptive, intellectual, physical, mental, spiritual, muscular, cerebral, favorite, recreational, practical, cultural, artistic, literary, musical, political, diplomatic, military, domestic, voluntary, missionary, chemical, optical, productive, reproductive, industrial, commercial, etc .

    Synonyms

    • See also Wikisaurus:activity

    Antonyms

    External links

    • activity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • activity in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


Explanation of activity by Wordnet Dictionary

activity


    Noun
    1. any specific behavior

    2. they avoided all recreational activity
    3. the trait of being active

    4. the level of activity declines with age
    5. an organic process that takes place in the body

    6. respiratory activity
    7. a process existing in or produced by nature ( rather than by the intent of human beings )

    8. volcanic activity
    9. the state of being active

    10. his sphere of activity
    11. the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction

    12. catalytic activity


    Definition of activity by GCIDE Dictionary

    activity


    1. Activity n.; pl. Activities [Cf. F. activité, LL. activitas.] The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, “an increasing variety of human activities”. “The activity of toil.” Palfrey.

      Syn. -- Liveliness; briskness; quickness.