Definition of Practice

1. Noun. A customary way of operation or behavior. "They changed their dietary pattern"


2. Verb. Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions. "Practice law"
Exact synonyms: Do, Exercise, Practise
Entails: Do Work, Work
Specialized synonyms: Shamanise, Shamanize
Derivative terms: Exercise

3. Noun. Systematic training by multiple repetitions. "Practice makes perfect"

4. Verb. Learn by repetition. "Pianists practice scales"
Exact synonyms: Drill, Exercise, Practise
Generic synonyms: Learn, Read, Study, Take
Derivative terms: Drill, Exercise

5. Noun. Translating an idea into action. "Differences between theory and praxis of communism"
Exact synonyms: Praxis
Generic synonyms: Effectuation, Implementation

6. Verb. Engage in a rehearsal (of). "They will practice the duet"
Exact synonyms: Practise, Rehearse
Category relationships: Performing Arts
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Specialized synonyms: Walk Through, Scrimmage
Derivative terms: Rehearsal

7. Noun. The exercise of a profession. ; "I took over his practice when he retired"

8. Verb. Avail oneself to. "Practice non-violent resistance"
Exact synonyms: Apply, Use
Related verbs: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Specialized synonyms: Follow
Derivative terms: Applicable, Application, Usance, Use

9. Noun. Knowledge of how something is usually done. "It is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Specialized synonyms: Custom, Tradition, Convention, Formula, Normal, Pattern, Rule, Heritage

10. Verb. Engage in or perform. "Commit a random act of kindness"
Exact synonyms: Commit
Generic synonyms: Engage, Prosecute, Pursue

Definition of Practice

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.

3. v. i. 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.

Definition of Practice

1. Noun. Repetition of an activity to improve skill. ¹

2. Noun. The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts. ¹

3. Noun. A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice. ¹

4. Noun. The observance of religious duties which a church requires of its members. ¹

5. Noun. A customary action, habit, or behavior; a manner or routine. ¹

6. Noun. Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory. ¹

7. Noun. (legal) synonym for "practice of law" or the methods and procedures appurtenant thereto, particularly with regard to special actions such as "motion practice", "trail practice", etc. Also with regard to specialties, eg., "family law practice", "media law practice" ¹

8. Verb. (transitive US) To repeat (an activity) as a way of improving one's skill in that activity. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive US) To repeat an activity in this way. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive US) To perform or observe in a habitual fashion. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive US) To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine). ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive archaic US) To conspire. ¹

13. Verb. (alternative spelling of practise) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Practice

1. to perform often so as to acquire skill [v -TICED, -TICING, -TICES]

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Literary usage of Practice

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1. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery edited by Lunsford Pitts Yandell, Theodore Stout Bell (1846)
"I.—Cases of Amputation in Private practice. By WILLIAM M. BOLING, MD, of Montgomery, Alabama. A comparison of the success attendant on any particular ..."

2. The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence by William S. Hein & Company (1830)
"PRINCIPLES AND practice OF PLEADING. Speech of H. Brougham, Esq. MP, on the Present ... On practice and Pleading. IT is our intention to comment, hereafter, ..."

3. American Diplomacy and the Furtherance of Commerce by Eugene Schuyler (1886)
"Constitutional Theory and practice.—The Secretary of State. —His Duties.—Assistant Secretaries.—Bureaux.—Law Officer.—Ceremonial.—Knowledge of French. ..."

4. American Diplomacy and the Furtherance of Commerce by Eugene Schuyler (1886)
"Constitutional Theory and practice.—The Secretary of State. —His Duties. ... and look only at the practice of our representative institutions, ..."

5. The Depreciation of Factories, Mines and Industrial Undertakings and Their by Ewing Matheson (1903)
"CHAPTER I. THE GENERAL practice OK DEPRECIATION. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNDERTAKINGS ... In practice it is only in certain cases that this can be acted on. ..."

6. The Depreciation of Factories, Mines and Industrial Undertakings and Their by Ewing Matheson (1903)
"CHAPTER I. THE GENERAL practice OF DEPRECIATION. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNDERTAKINGS ... In practice it is only in certain cases that this can be acted on. ..."

7. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1919)
"THE LACK OF UNIFORMITY IN THE LAW AND practice OF STATES WITH REGARD TO MERCHANT VESSELS THERE is at present considerable discussion regarding questions ..."

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