Definitions of exercise

  1. To use action or exertion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To train by use; exert; practice; employ actively; make anxious.
  7. To train by use: to improve by practice: to afflict: to put in practice: to use.
  8. To use; practice; train by practice.
  9. To exert; train by practise.
  10. To make anxious.
  11. 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.
  12. To undergo training.
  13. To take exercise.
  14. do physical exercise; " She works out in the gym every day"
  15. To exert; to cause to act in any manner; to use; to use for improvement in skill; to perform the duties of; to discipline; to task; to employ; to busy; to afflict; to give anxiety to.
  16. To exert; to cause to act in any manner; to train by use; to discipline; to use exertion for amusement, health, or proficiency; to keep employed.
  17. the act of using; " he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; " skilled in the utilization of computers"
  18. ( usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; " academic exercises"
  19. 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.
  20. Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.
  21. Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback.
  22. The performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty.
  23. 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.
  24. That which gives practice; a trial; a test.
  25. Bodily exertion; activity; labor; practice; a lesson or example for practice; the ceremony ending a course in school.
  26. A putting in practice: exertion of the body for health or amusement: discipline: a lesson or task.
  27. use; practice; exertion; discipline; a lesson.
  28. Activity; practise; training.
  29. A putting in use or practice; exertion of the body for health, strength, or dexterity; performance; discipline; drill; a task appointed one to perform; act of divine worship; a lesson for practice; any composition calculated to improve the voice or fingers of the young practitioner.
  30. Any labour or exertion of the body to promote health or for amusement; any exertion, as in a profession, business, or employment; practice; application of the mind; a lesson or example for practice.