Activity vs Implement - What's the difference?

activity | implement |


As nouns the difference between activity and implement

is that activity is the state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities while implement is a tool or instrument for working with.

As a verb implement is

to bring about; to put into practice.

activity

Noun

(activities)
  • The state or quality of being active; nimbleness; agility; vigorous action or operation; energy; active force; as, an increasing variety of human activities.
  • Something done as an action or a movement.
  • Something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities , ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • Use (of internet, playstation, bank account etc.).
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "activity": increased, decreased, high, low, volcanic, seismic, eruptive, intellectual, physical, mental, spiritual, muscular, cerebral, favorite, recreational, practical, cultural, artistic, literary, musical, political, diplomatic, military, domestic, voluntary, missionary, chemical, optical, productive, reproductive, industrial, commercial, etc.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * rest * passivity

    Derived terms

    * radioactivity

    implement

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tool or instrument for working with.
  • They carried an assortment of gardening implements in the truck.
  • * 1900 , Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams'', ''Avon Books , (translated by James Strachey) pg. 234:
  • A man dreamt as follows: He saw two boys struggling—barrel-maker’s boys, to judge by the implements lying around.
    Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From Scottish English or (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to bring about; to put into practice
  • It’s a good thought, but it will be a difficult thing to implement .
  • to carry out; to do
  • Usage notes
    * Objects: plan, programme, strategy, policy, agreement, order, specification, etc.
    Derived terms
    * implementable * implementation * implementer