practice


practice
practicer, n.
/prak"tis/, n., v., practiced, practicing.
n.
1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice.
2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair.
3. repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency: Practice makes perfect.
4. condition arrived at by experience or exercise: She refused to play the piano, because she was out of practice.
5. the action or process of performing or doing something: to put a scheme into practice; the shameful practices of a blackmailer.
6. the exercise or pursuit of a profession or occupation, esp. law or medicine: She plans to set up practice in her hometown.
7. the business of a professional person: The doctor wanted his daughter to take over his practice when he retired.
8. Law. the established method of conducting legal proceedings.
9. Archaic. plotting; intrigue; trickery.
10. Usually, practices. Archaic. intrigues; plots.
v.t.
11. to perform or do habitually or usually: to practice a strict regimen.
12. to follow or observe habitually or customarily: to practice one's religion.
13. to exercise or pursue as a profession, art, or occupation: to practice law.
14. to perform or do repeatedly in order to acquire skill or proficiency: to practice the violin.
15. to train or drill (a person, animal, etc.) in something in order to give proficiency.
v.i.
16. to do something habitually or as a practice.
17. to pursue a profession, esp. law or medicine.
18. to exercise oneself by repeated performance in order to acquire skill: to practice at shooting.
19. Archaic. to plot or conspire.
Also, Brit., practise (for defs. 11-19).
[1375-1425; (v.) late ME practisen, practizen ( < MF pra(c)tiser) < ML practizare, alter. of practicare, deriv. of practica practical work < Gk praktiké n. use of fem. of praktikós PRACTIC; see -IZE; (n.) late ME, deriv. of the v.]
Syn. 2. See custom. 3. application. See exercise.

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(as used in expressions)
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