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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exercise  \Ex"er*cise\,  n.  [F.  exercice,  L.  exercitium  from 
  exercere  exercitum  to  drive  on  keep  busy,  prob.  orig.,  to 
  thrust  or  drive  out  of  the  inclosure;  ex  out  +  arcere  to  shut 
  up  inclose.  See  {Ark}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  exercising;  a  setting  in  action  or  practicing; 
  employment  in  the  proper  mode  of  activity;  exertion; 
  application;  use  habitual  activity;  occupation,  in 
  general;  practice. 
 
  exercise  of  the  important  function  confided  by  the 
  constitution  to  the  legislature.  --Jefferson. 
 
  O  we  will  walk  this  world,  Yoked  in  all  exercise  of 
  noble  end  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  Exertion  for  the  sake  of  training  or  improvement  whether 
  physical,  intellectual,  or  moral;  practice  to  acquire 
  skill,  knowledge,  virtue,  perfectness,  grace,  etc 
  ``Desire  of  knightly  exercise.''  --Spenser. 
 
  An  exercise  of  the  eyes  and  memory.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Bodily  exertion  for  the  sake  of  keeping  the  organs  and 
  functions  in  a  healthy  state;  hygienic  activity;  as  to 
  take  exercise  on  horseback. 
 
  The  wise  for  cure  on  exercise  depend.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  The  performance  of  an  office,  a  ceremony,  or  a  religious 
  duty. 
 
  Lewis  refused  even  those  of  the  church  of  England  . 
  .  .  the  public  exercise  of  their  religion. 
  --Addison. 
 
  To  draw  him  from  his  holy  exercise.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  That  which  is  done  for  the  sake  of  exercising,  practicing, 
  training,  or  promoting  skill,  health,  mental,  improvement, 
  moral  discipline,  etc.;  that  which  is  assigned  or 
  prescribed  for  such  ends  hence  a  disquisition;  a  lesson; 
  a  task;  as  military  or  naval  exercises;  musical 
  exercises;  an  exercise  in  composition. 
 
  The  clumsy  exercises  of  the  European  tourney. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  He  seems  to  have  taken  a  degree,  and  performed 
  public  exercises  in  Cambridge,  in  1565.  --Brydges. 
 
  6.  That  which  gives  practice;  a  trial;  a  test. 
 
  Patience  is  more  oft  the  exercise  Of  saints,  the 
  trial  of  their  fortitude.  --Milton. 
 
  {Exercise  bone}  (Med.),  a  deposit  of  bony  matter  in  the  soft 
  tissues,  produced  by  pressure  or  exertion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exercise  \Ex"er*cise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exercised};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Exercising}.] 
  1.  To  set  in  action  to  cause  to  act  move  or  make  exertion; 
  to  give  employment  to  to  put  in  action  habitually  or 
  constantly;  to  school  or  train;  to  exert  repeatedly;  to 
  busy. 
 
  Herein  do  I  Exercise  myself,  to  have  always  a 
  conscience  void  of  offence.  --Acts  xxiv. 
  16. 
 
  2.  To  exert  for  the  sake  of  training  or  improvement;  to 
  practice  in  order  to  develop;  hence  also  to  improve  by 
  practice;  to  discipline,  and  to  use  or  to  for  the  purpose 
  of  training;  as  to  exercise  arms;  to  exercise  one's  self 
  in  music;  to  exercise  troops. 
 
  About  him  exercised  heroic  games  The  unarmed  youth. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  occupy  the  attention  and  effort  of  to  task;  to  tax, 
  especially  in  a  painful  or  vexatious  manner;  harass;  to 
  vex;  to  worry  or  make  anxious;  to  affect;  to  discipline; 
  as  exercised  with  pain. 
 
  Where  pain  of  unextinguishable  fire  Must  exercise  us 
  without  hope  of  end  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  put  in  practice;  to  carry  out  in  action  to  perform  the 
  duties  of  to  use  to  employ;  to  practice;  as  to  exercise 
  authority;  to  exercise  an  office. 
 
  I  am  the  Lord  which  exercise  loving-kindness, 
  judgment,  and  righteousness  in  the  earth.  --Jer.  ix 
  24. 
 
  The  people  of  the  land  have  used  oppression  and 
  exercised  robbery.  --Ezek.  xxii. 
  29. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exercise  \Ex"er*cise\,  v.  i. 
  To  exercise  one's  self  as  under  military  training;  to  drill; 
  to  take  exercise;  to  use  action  or  exertion;  to  practice 
  gymnastics;  as  to  exercise  for  health  or  amusement. 
 
  I  wear  my  trusty  sword,  When  I  do  exercise.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exercise 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  exerting  you  muscles  in  various  was  to  keep 
  fit  "the  doctor  recommended  regular  exercise";  "he  did 
  some  exercising";  "the  physical  exertion  required  by  his 
  work  kept  him  fit"  [syn:  {exercising},  {physical 
  exercise},  {physical  exertion},  {workout}] 
  2:  the  act  of  using;  "the  steps  were  worn  from  years  of  use" 
  [syn:  {use},  {usage},  {utilization},  {utilisation},  {employment}] 
  3:  systematic  training  by  multiple  repetitions;  "practice  makes 
  perfect"  [syn:  {practice},  {drill},  {practice  session}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {example}] 
  5:  (usually  plural)  a  ceremony  that  involves  processions  and 
  speeches 
  v  1:  put  to  use  "exert  one's  power  or  influence"  [syn:  {exert}] 
  2:  carry  out  or  practice;  as  of  jobs  and  professions:  "practice 
  law"  [syn:  {practice},  {practise},  {carry  out},  {do}] 
  3:  give  a  work-out  to:  "Some  parents  exercise  their  infants" 
  [syn:  {work}] 
  4:  do  physical  exercise;  "She  works  out  in  the  gym  every  day" 
  [syn:  {work  out}] 
  5:  learn  by  repetition  [syn:  {drill},  {practice},  {practise}] 




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