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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-tiv-i-tee]
    • /ækˈtɪv ɪ ti/
    • /ækˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tiv-i-tee]
    • /ækˈtɪv ɪ ti/

Definitions of activities word

  • noun plural activities the state or quality of being active: There was not much activity in the stock market today. He doesn't have enough physical activity in his life. 1
  • noun plural activities a specific deed, action, function, or sphere of action: social activities. 1
  • noun plural activities work, especially in elementary grades at school, that involves direct experience by the student rather than textbook study. 1
  • noun plural activities energetic activity; animation; liveliness. 1
  • noun plural activities a use of energy or force; an active movement or operation. 1
  • noun plural activities normal mental or bodily power, function, or process. 1

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Origin of activities

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin āctīvitās. See active, -ity

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Parts of speech for Activities


activities popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

activities usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for activities

noun activities

  • doings — action; performance; execution: Your misfortune is not of my doing.
  • actions — an independent agency created in 1971 to administer domestic volunteer programs.
  • happenings — something that happens; occurrence; event.
  • goings-on — conduct or behavior, especially when open to criticism: We had never seen such goings-on as at the last dance.
  • comings and goings — Comings and goings refers to the way people keep arriving at and leaving a particular place.

Antonyms for activities

noun activities

  • cessations — Plural form of cessation.
  • cutoffs — trousers that have been shortened to calf length or to make shorts
  • hypnoses — the ancient Greek god of sleep.
  • intermissions — Plural form of intermission.
  • interregnums — Plural form of interregnum.

Top questions with activities

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