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Dictionary Definition

activity

Noun

1 any specific activity; "they avoided all recreational activity" [ant: inactivity]
2 the state of being active; "his sphere of activity"; "he is out of action" [syn: action, activeness] [ant: inaction, inaction, inaction]
3 an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity" [syn: bodily process, body process, bodily function]
4 (chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction; "catalytic activity"
5 a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity" [syn: natural process, natural action, action]
6 the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age" [syn: activeness] [ant: inactiveness]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  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.)

Translations

The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 活動, 活动 (huódòng)
  • Dutch: activiteit, actief
  • Finnish: aktiivisuus, toiminta
  • French: activité
  • German: Aktivität, Tätigkeit
  • Greek: δραστηριότητα
  • Hebrew: , (rare)
  • Hungarian: elfoglaltság
  • Italian: attività
  • Japanese: 活動 (かつどう, katsudō)
  • Korean: 활동 (hwaldong)
  • Norwegian: aktivitet
  • Portuguese: atividade
  • Romanian: activitate
  • Russian: деятельность
  • Spanish: actividad
  • Swedish: aktivitet, verksamhet
something done as an action or a movement
  • Chinese: 動作, 动作 (dòngzuò)
  • Czech: činnost
  • Dutch: activiteit, beweging, werkzaamheid
  • Finnish: aktiivisuus, toiminta
  • French: activité
  • German: Aktivität, Handlung
  • Greek: δράση
  • Hebrew:
  • Italian: attività
  • Japanese: 活動 (かつどう, katsudō)
  • Norwegian: aktivitet
  • Portuguese: atividade
  • Romanian: activitate
  • Scots: acteevity
  • Spanish: actividad
  • Swedish: aktivitet
something done for pleasure or entertainment

Extensive Definition

Activity may mean:
activity in Czech: Aktivita
activity in German: Aktivität
activity in French: Activité (homonymie)
activity in Italian: Attività
activity in Dutch: Activiteit
activity in Polish: Aktywność
activity in Portuguese: Atividade
activity in Slovak: Aktivita
activity in Ukrainian: Активність

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

act, acting, action, actions, activism, activities, acts, actuation, address, affair, affairs, affectation, air, animation, ardor, artificial radioactivity, bag, bearing, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, brio, briskness, business, bustle, campaign, carriage, cause, commerce, commitment, comportment, concern, concernment, conduct, contamination, crusade, culture pattern, curiage, custom, decontamination, demeanor, deportment, doing, doings, drive, dynamics, elan, employ, employment, endeavor, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, exercise, exercising, exertion, faith, fallout, folkway, function, functioning, gestures, glow, going, goings-on, great cause, guise, gusto, half-life, impetuosity, impetus, interest, issue, job, joie de vivre, kinematics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics, labor, life, lifework, liveliness, lookout, lustiness, maintien, manner, manners, mass movement, matter, method, methodology, methods, mettle, mien, mobilization, modus vivendi, motion, motions, motivation, move, movement, movements, moves, moving, natural radioactivity, nuclear radiation, observable behavior, occupation, operation, operations, pattern, perkiness, pertness, play, poise, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence, principle, procedure, proceeding, project, pursuit, radiant energy, radiation, radioactive radiation, radioactivity, radiocarbon dating, radiolucency, radiopacity, radiosensibility, radiosensitivity, reason for being, restlessness, robustness, running, saturation point, service, social science, specific activity, spirit, spiritedness, stir, stirring, style, swing, tactics, thing, tone, undertaking, unrest, velocity, venture, vigor, vim, vivacity, vocation, warmth, way, way of life, ways, work, working, workings, zest, zestfulness
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