HyperDic: practice

English > 10 senses of the word practice:
NOUNactpractice, patterna customary way / way of operation or behavior
actpractice, exercise, drill, practice session, recitationsystematic training by multiple repetitions
actpractice, praxistranslating an idea into action
actpracticethe exercise of a profession
cognitionpracticeknowledge of how something is usually done
VERBsocialpractice, practise, exercise, docarry out or practice
cognitionpractice, drill, exercise, practiselearn by repetition
creationpractice, rehearse, practiseengage in a rehearsal (of)
socialpractice, apply, useavail oneself to
socialpractice, commitengage in or perform
practice > pronunciation
Soundsprae'ktahs; prae'ktihs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
abyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > practice: 10 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA customary way / way of operation or behavior.
Example"it is their practice to give annual raises"
NarrowerbiologismUse of biological principles in explaining human especially social behavior
calisthenics, callisthenicsThe practice of calisthenic exercises
cannibalismThe practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
careerismThe practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity
cooperationThe practice of cooperating
custom, usage, usanceaccepted or habitual practice
fashioncharacteristic or habitual practice
featherbeddingThe practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
formalismThe practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms
habitudehabitual mode of behavior
lobbyismThe practice of lobbying
lynch lawThe practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law
mistreatmentThe practice of treating (someone or something) badly
modernismpractices typical of contemporary life or thought
nonconformismThe practice of nonconformity / nonconformity / nonconformity
nudism, naturismGoing without clothes as a social practice
occult, occult artsSupernatural practices and techniques
one-upmanshipThe practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor
ornamentalismThe practice of ornamental display
peonageThe practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged
pluralismThe practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time / time
popery, papismoffensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
quotationThe practice of quoting from books or plays etc.
ritualThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
ritualismexaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship
slavery, slaveholdingThe practice of owning slaves
symbolism, symbolization, symbolisationThe practice of investing things with symbolic meaning / meaning
systematismThe habitual practice of systematization and classification
transvestism, transvestitism, cross dressingThe practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
unwritten lawlaw based on customary behavior
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishcostumbre, hábito, práctica
Catalancostum, hàbit, pràctica
Adjectivespracticalconcerned with actual use or practice
practicalguided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
Verbspracticeavail oneself to
English > practice: 10 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningSystematic training by multiple repetitions.
Example"practice makes perfect"
Synonymsexercise, drill, practice session, recitation
Narrowerfire drillAn exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
manual of arms, manual(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
military drilltraining in marching and the use of weapons
rehearsal(psychology) a form of practice
rehearsal, dry runA practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
review, brushuppractice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
scrimmage(American football) practice play between a football team's squads
shadowboxingsparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
target practicepractice in shooting at targets
Broadertraining, preparation, groomingActivity leading to skilled behavior
Spanishejercicio, entrenamiento, práctica
Catalanexercici, pràctica
Verbspracticelearn by repetition
practiceengage in a rehearsal (of)
English > practice: 10 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningtranslating an idea into action.
Example"a hard theory to put into practice"
Broaderimplementation, effectuationThe act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something)
Spanishpráctica, praxis
English > practice: 10 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe exercise of a profession.
  • "the practice of the law"
  • "I took over his practice when he retired"
NarrowerconsultancyThe practice of giving expert advice within a particular field
cosmetologyThe practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin
dental practiceThe practice of dentistry
law practiceThe practice of law
medical practiceThe practice of medicine
optometryThe practice of an optometrist
private practiceThe practice of a profession independently and not as an employee
witchingThe use or practice of witchcraft
Broaderuse, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exerciseThe act of using
Verbspracticecarry out or practice
practiceavail oneself to
English > practice: 10 senses > noun 5, cognition
Meaningknowledge of how something is usually done.
Example"it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
Narrowerconvention, normal, pattern, rule, formulaSomething regarded as a normative example
custom, traditionA specific practice of long standing
heritagepractices that are handed down from the past by tradition
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
English > practice: 10 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcarry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"practice law"
Synonymspractise, exercise, do
Entailswork, do workBe employed
Narrowershamanize, shamanisepractice shamanism / shamanism
Spanishejercer, entrenar, llevar a cabo, practicar
Catalandur a cap, dur a terme, entrenar, exercir, practicar
Nounspracticethe exercise of a profession
English > practice: 10 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningLearn by repetition.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "Pianists practice scales"
Synonymsdrill, exercise, practise
Entailed bymaster, get the hangBe or become completely proficient or skilled in
Broaderlearn, study, read, takeBe a student of a certain subject
Spanishejercitar, practicar
Catalanexercitar, practicar
Nounspracticesystematic training by multiple repetitions
English > practice: 10 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningEngage in a rehearsal (of) .
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThey will practice the duet
Synonymsrehearse, practise
Categoryperforming artsarts or skills that require public performance
Narrowerscrimmagepractice playing (a sport)
walk throughPerform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal
Broaderperform, execute, docarry out or perform an action
Spanishensayar, practicar
Catalanassajar, practicar
Nounspracticesystematic training by multiple repetitions
English > practice: 10 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningavail oneself to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
  • "practice a religion"
  • "practice non-violent resistance"
Synonymsapply, use
Narrowerfollowadhere to or practice
Similar touse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishaplicar, practicar, usar, utilizar
Catalanaplicar, practicar
Nounspracticea customary way / way of operation or behavior
practicethe exercise of a profession
English > practice: 10 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningEngage in or perform.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"practice safe sex"
Broaderprosecute, engage, pursuecarry out or participate in an activity

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