Definition of exercise:
- carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; " practice law"
- systematic training by multiple repetitions; " practice makes perfect"
- the act of using; " he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; " skilled in the utilization of computers"
- a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; " you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
- the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; " the doctor recommended regular exercise"; " he did some exercising"; " the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
- ( usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; " academic exercises"
- do physical exercise; " She works out in the gym every day"
- give a work- out to; " Some parents exercise their infants"; " My personal trainer works me hard"; " work one's muscles"
- put to use; " exert one's power or influence"
- learn by repetition; " We drilled French verbs every day"; " Pianists practice scales"
Common misspellings for exercise:
- excercise (36%)
- excersise (12%)
- excerise (7%)
- exersize (7%)
- excersize (6%)
- exersise (4%)
- excersice (3%)
- exersice (3%)
- exercize (3%)
Examples of usage for exercise:
Exercise, in the ordinary sense, is the easy natural action of any power; exertion is the putting of any power to strain and tax. An exercise- drive for a horse is so much as will develop strength and health and not appreciably weary. But by qualifying adjectives we may bring exercise up to the full sense of exertion; as, violent exercise. Exercise is action taken at any time with a view to employing, maintaining, or increasing power, or merely for enjoyment; practise is systematic exercise with a view to the acquirement of facility and skill in some pursuit; a person takes a walk for exercise, or takes time for practise on the piano. Practise is also used of putting into action and effect what one has learned or holds as a theory; as, the practise of law or medicine; a profession of religion is good, but the practise of it is better. Drill is systematic, rigorous, and commonly enforced practise under a teacher or commander. Compare HABIT.