Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “activity”

activity

noun uk   /ækˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/

activity noun (MOVEMENT)

B2 [U] the situation in which a lot of things are happening or people are moving around: There was a lot of activity in preparation for the Queen's visit. Economists are concerned by the low level of economic activity. There was a sudden flurry of activity when the director walked in.Acting and actsDealing with things or people

activity noun (WORK)

B2 [C or U] the work of a group or organization to achieve an aim: He was found guilty of terrorist activity. criminal activitiesWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work

activity noun (ENJOYMENT)

A2 [C usually plural] something that is done for enjoyment, especially an organized event: His spare-time activities include cooking, tennis, and windsurfing. We offer our guests a wide range of outdoor/sporting activities.Pastimes - general words
(Definition of activity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of activity?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Work, working and the workplace, but you might be interested in these topics from the Working topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “activity” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More