activity-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: project, a specific pursuit

Commentary: ACTIVITY[+pursuit][+specific] any specific activity

You must avoid most recreational activities while your leg is healing.
We have a fun crafts activity planned for class today.
Business activity has picked up in recent months.
Terrorist activities in Europe have increased in recent weeks.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: state of being active, bustling about

Commentary: ACTIVITY[+event][+busyness][+physical/+mental] the state of being active
NOTE: is not a countable noun, as can be the case for sense 1

One's general level of activity declines with age.
These games encourage creative activity in children.
We enjoyed watching all the activity on the docks at the harbor.
There is little activity on Main Street on week nights.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 6

Sense Number 3: natural or organic process

Commentary: ACTIVITY[+event][+organic][+chemical/+geological/+physiological] a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Volcanic activity no longer scared the townspeople.
The equipment has been recording seismic activity on the sea floor for days.
This drug impedes certain cellular activities.
In vitro catalytic activity from microsomes from human liver samples is being studied.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3 4 5

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)