Definition of "extracurricular" []

  • Being outside the regular curriculum of a school or college: Sports and drama are the school's most popular extracurricular activities. (adjective)
  • Being outside the usual duties of a job or profession: The attorney's work for the legal aid society was extracurricular. (adjective)
  • Informal Extramarital. (adjective)
  • Taking place outside the normal school timetable (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Beyond the regular duties, schedule, etc (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "extracurricular" in a sentence
  • "My matriculation at F. & M. was characterised by total immersion in "extracurricular" activities."
  • "Others seem to be employed in extracurricular activities of a more malevolent nature."
  • "This was a welcome break from my main extracurricular activity of the past week — fixing timezone support on Calagator."