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Definitions of practice

  1. To do often; work at or pursue as a profession; to perform often in order to learn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To put in practice or do habitually: to perform: to exercise, as a profession: to use or exercise: to commit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To perform by way of training. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To do something as a habit; to follow a profession; to do something often in order to learn. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To have or to form a habit: to exercise any employment or profession: to try artifices. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Practise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To do something for amusement or training. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To pursue a profession or calling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. knowledge of how something is customarily done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Customary or constant use; state of being used. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To make use of; to employ. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To teach or accustom by practice; to train. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To learn by practice; to form a habit. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To try artifices or stratagems. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. Custom; habit; the putting to actual use of theoretic knowledge; exercise of any profession; regular exercise as a means to learning; skill gained by such exercise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. A doing: the habit of doing anything: frequent use: performance: method: medical treatment: exercise of any profession: a rule in arithmetic. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. PRACTICER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Habit; use; performance; exercise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Any customary action or proceeding; regular prosecution of a profession; action for exercise or training. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The doing of something thought of or planned. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Action; frequent or customary action; habit; use; actual performance; medical treatment; exercise of a profession; a rule in arithmetic by which calculations are abridged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Frequent actions of the same or a similar kind; custom or habit; use or usage; method or art of doing anything; exercise of any profession; a rule in arithmetic, so called from its being applicable to daily transactions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for practice

  1. Why, after two years to get out of practice you took an awful chance of making a fool of yourself! – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  2. Then with a sudden little scream she exclaimed, Oh, Daddy, why can't you sell your practice and buy a ranch? – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
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