Definitions for exercise
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word exercise.
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workoutnoun
the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
"the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisenoun
the act of using
"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitationnoun
systematic training by multiple repetitions
"practice makes perfect"
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"
(usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
put to use
"exert one's power or influence"
practice, practise, exercise, doverb
carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
exercise, work, work outverb
give a workout to
"Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
exercise, work outverb
do physical exercise
"She works out in the gym every day"
drill, exercise, practice, practiseverb
learn by repetition
"We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback; to exercise on a treadmill or in a gym.
Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
The teacher told us the next exercise is to write an essay.
Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness.
To set into action or practice.
He was going to exercise the horses.
To perform any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
To take action, enforce.
Etymology: From exercitium
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: exerceo, Latin.
This faculty of the mind, when it is exercised immediately about things, is called judgment. John Locke.
The Roman tongue was the study of their youth: it was their own language they were instructed and exercised in. John Locke.
Strong meat belongeth to them who, by reason of use, have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebr.
Reason, by its own penetration, where it is strong and exercised, usually sees quicker and clearer without syllogism. John Locke.
And now the goddess, exercis’d in ill,
Who watch’d an hour to work her impious will,
Ascends the roof. John Dryden, Æn. b. vii. l. 713.
He will exercise himself with pleasure, and without weariness, in that godlike employment of doing good which is assigned him. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Sore travel hath God given to the sons of man, to be exercised therewith. Eccl. i. 13.
Where pain of unextinguishable fire
Must exercise us, without hope of end. John Milton, Par. Lost.
A man’s body is confined to a place; but where friendship is, all offices are granted to him and his deputy: for he may exercise them by his friend. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Age’s chief arts, and arms, are to grow wise;
Virtue to know, and, known, to exercise. John Denham.
The princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. Mat. xx.
Their consciences oblige them to submit to that dominion which their governours had a right to exercise over them. John Locke.
Mean while I’ll draw up my Numidian troop
Within the square, to exercise their arms. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Etymology: exercitium, Latin.
Men ought to beware that they use not exercise and a spare diet both; but if much exercise, a plentiful diet; if sparing diet, little exercise. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 298.
The wise for cure on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend. Dryden.
He is exact in prescribing the exercises of his patients, ordering some of them to walk eighty stadia in a day, which is about nine English miles. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
The purest exercise of health,
The kind refresher of the Summer heats. James Thomson, Summer.
As a watchful king, he would not neglect his safety, thinking nevertheless to perform all things rather as an exercise than as a labour. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
He was strong of body, and so much the stronger as he, by a well disciplined exercise, taught it both to do and to suffer. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
The French apply themselves more universally to their exercises than any nation: one seldom sees a young gentleman that does not fence, dance, and ride. Addison.
The sceptre of spiritual regimen over us in this present world, is at the length to be yielded up into the hands of the Father which gave it; that is, the use and exercise thereof shall cease, there being no longer on earth any militant church to govern. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 54.
The same prince refused even those of the church of England, who followed their master to St. Germain’s, the publick exercise of their religion. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
The learning of the situation and boundaries of kingdoms, being only an exercise of the eyes and memory, a child with pleasure will learn them. John Locke.
Children, by the exercise of their senses about objects that affect them in the womb, receive some few ideas before they are born. John Locke.
Exercise is very alluring and entertaining to the understanding, while its reasoning powers are employed without labour. Isaac Watts.
Patience is more oft the exercise
Of saints, the trial of their fortitude
Making them each his own deliverer,
And victor over all
That tyranny or fortune can inflict. John Milton, Agonistes.
Good sir John,
I’m in your debt for your last exercise;
Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you. William Shakespeare.
To use exercise; to labour for health or for amusement.
The Lacedemonians were remarkable for the use of this sport, and Alexander the Great frequently exercised at it. Notes to the Odyssey.
Exercise is a body activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.It is performed for various reasons, to aid growth and improve strength, develop muscles and the cardiovascular system, hone athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, improve health, or simply for enjoyment. Many individuals choose to exercise outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and improve well-being as well as mental health.In terms of health benefits, the amount of recommended exercise depends upon the goal, the type of exercise, and the age of the person. Even doing a small amount of exercise is healthier than doing none.
Exercise is a physical activity or a series of specific movements designed to improve health and fitness. It involves the use of various parts of the body to enhance muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and overall wellbeing. This activity can also be used for weight management, stress reduction, and pleasure. Exercise can range from activities such as walking and jogging, to structured fitness programs or sports.
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
exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc
bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback
the performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty
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
that which gives practice; a trial; a test
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
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
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
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
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
Etymology: [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.]
The owner of an option contract has the right to exercise it, and thus require that the financial transaction specified by the contract is to be carried out immediately between the two parties, whereupon the option contract is terminated. When exercising a call option, the owner of the option purchases the underlying shares at the strike price from the option seller, while for a put option, the owner of the option sells the underlying to the option seller, again at the strike price.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks′ėr-sīz, n. a putting in practice: exertion of the body for health or amusement: discipline: a lesson, task, academical disputation, &c.: (Shak.) skill: (pl.) military drill: an act of worship or devotion: a discourse, the discussion of a passage of Scripture, giving the coherence of text and context, &c.—the addition, giving the doctrinal propositions, &c.: the Presbytery itself.—v.t. to train by use: to improve by practice: to afflict: to put in practice: to use: to wield.—adj. Ex′ercisable. [O. Fr. exercice—L. exercitium—L. exercēre, -citum—ex, out, arcēre, to shut up.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A military maneuver or simulated wartime operation involving planning, preparation, and execution. It is carried out for the purpose of training and evaluation. It may be a multinational, joint, or single-Service exercise, depending on participating organizations. See also command post exercise; field exercise; maneuver.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Bodily exertion requiring a $10,000 gymnasium, a ten-acre lot and impossible raiment. Originally confined to the wash-tub and the wood-pile.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The practice of all those motions, actions, and management of arms, whereby men are duly trained for service. Also, the practice of loosing, reefing, and furling sails.--Exercise, in naval tactics, may be applied to the forming a fleet into order of sailing, line of battle, &c. The French term is évolutions or tactiques, and may be defined as the execution of the movements which the different orders and disposition of fleets occasionally require, and which the several ships are directed to perform by means of signals. (See SIGNALS.)
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The practice of all those motions and actions, together with the whole management of arms, which are essential to the perfection of a soldier, and the rendering him fit for service.
A type of activity.
Exercises are a good idea for health and also for learning in school.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
A type of daily activity to maintain health and fitness.
The family love to exercise by walking in the mountains and cycling together.
Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2015
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1689
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1549
Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Nouns Frequency: #600
Rank popularity for the word 'exercise' in Verbs Frequency: #407
The numerical value of exercise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of exercise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I tested students on a challenging memory task that required them to differentiate between similar-looking objects in memory. I found that one semester of increased exercise in my class improved their response times for correctly answered questions. In other words, they answered correctly more quickly if they were in my exercise class compared to if they were not in the exercise class, improvements in response times have been reported before, but this was unique because it was shown in a group of healthy young university students with just once a week of increased exercise. This suggests that if significant effects can be seen with this modest amount of exercise, then we might see even more striking effects if we got up to two to four times a week of increased exercise.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
We have not flown people on long-duration missions with no exercise, we built our exercise suite as time has gone on. But, in the early Apollo missions, there was no exercise, and one of the things that came back from the Apollo astronauts is,' hey, you need to have some sort of exercise device on here.'.
I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.
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- تَمْرِين, تَدْرِيبArabic
- упражнявам, упражнявам се, тренировка, тренирам, упражнениеBulgarian
- cvičit, cvičeníCzech
- dyrke motionDanish
- trainieren, Sport, Training, Übung, übenGerman
- άσκηση, γυμναστικήGreek
- ejercer, ejercicio, ejercitarSpanish
- تمرین, ورزش, مشقPersian
- harjoitella, käyttää, kuntoilu, treenata, liikunta, harjoitus, treeni, harjoitteluFinnish
- exercice, exercerFrench
- eacarsaichScottish Gaelic
- व्यायाम, अभ्यास, वर्ज़िश, कसरतHindi
- egzèseHaitian Creole
- edz, gyakorlat, edzés, gyakorol, gyakorlásHungarian
- 体操, 体育, 練習, 運動Japanese
- ვარჯიში, სავარჯიშოGeorgian
- 연습, 運動, 운동, 련습Korean
- exercitium, exercitātiōLatin
- vingrot, vingrinājums, vingrināt, izmantot, realizēt, vingrojumsLatvian
- senaman, latihan, latih tubiMalay
- ćwiczenie, ćwiczyćPolish
- proceder, exercício, [[exercitar]]-[[se]], incitar, agirPortuguese
- упражнение, зарядка, практиковаться, реализовывать, использовать, практика, упражняться, тренировка, тренироваться, физзарядкаRussian
- вежба, vježba, вјежба, пракса, praksa, vežbaSerbo-Croatian
- vaja, vadbaSlovene
- träna, träning, praktisera, uppgift, utnyttja, övning, övaSwedish
- ورزش, مشقUrdu
- bài tậpVietnamese
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