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Practice meaning

practice - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. knowledge of how something is usually done; " it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
  2. 2. learn by repetition; " We drilled French verbs every day"; " Pianists practice scales"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Customary or constant use; state of being used.
  5. 5. Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.
  6. 6. Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.
  7. 7. Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense.
  10. 10. A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
  11. 11. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.
  12. 12. To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
  13. 13. To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.
  14. 14. To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
  15. 15. To make use of; to employ.
  16. 16. To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. To learn by practice; to form a habit.
  19. 19. To try artifices or stratagems.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Habit; use; performance; exercise.

practice - examples of usage

  1. I expect you've 'ad a great deal of practice one way an' another. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. I suppose we can think it in theory, but not in practice. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. Indeed, if he had, he would have carried his idea out in practice. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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