extracurricular Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “extracurricular” in the English Dictionary

"extracurricular" in British English

See all translations

extracurricularadjective

uk   /ˌek.strə.kəˈrɪk.jə.lər/  us   /ˌek.strə.kəˈrɪk.jə.lɚ/
An extracurricular activity or subject is not part of the usual school or college course.
humorous used to refer to something a person does secretly or unofficially and not within their normal work or relationship, especially a sexual relationship: He detailed the future president's extracurricular activities while governor.
(Definition of extracurricular from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extracurricular" in American English

See all translations

extracurricularadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌek·strə·kəˈrɪk·jə·lər/
(of activities or subjects) not part of the usual school or college course: Popular extracurricular activities include pottery, chess, choir, tennis, and swimming.
(Definition of extracurricular from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of extracurricular?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More