Definitions of exercise

  1. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; " practice law"
  2. systematic training by multiple repetitions; " practice makes perfect"
  3. the act of using; " he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; " skilled in the utilization of computers"
  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"
  5. 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"
  6. ( usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; " academic exercises"
  7. do physical exercise; " She works out in the gym every day"
  8. give a work- out to; " Some parents exercise their infants"; " My personal trainer works me hard"; " work one's muscles"
  9. put to use; " exert one's power or influence"
  10. learn by repetition; " We drilled French verbs every day"; " Pianists practice scales"
  11. The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
  12. 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.
  13. Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.
  14. Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback.
  15. The performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty.
  16. 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.
  17. That which gives practice; a trial; a test.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
  24. To train by use; exert; practice; employ actively; make anxious.
  25. To undergo training.
  26. Bodily exertion; activity; labor; practice; a lesson or example for practice; the ceremony ending a course in school.
  27. A putting in practice: exertion of the body for health or amusement: discipline: a lesson or task.
  28. To train by use: to improve by practice: to afflict: to put in practice: to use.
  29. To take exercise.
  30. To use; practice; train by practice.
  31. use; practice; exertion; discipline; a lesson.
  32. To exert; train by practise.
  33. To make anxious.
  34. Activity; practise; training.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. To use action or exertion.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.

Quotes of exercise

  1. Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future. – Carol Bellamy
  2. Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. – Sasha Cohen
  3. If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start. I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help. – Judy Collins
  4. The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy. – Kenneth H. Cooper
  5. I consider the 70s to be the youth of old age. So all you women out there who are afraid of getting older, just keep your orgasms in place, eat a lot of vegetables, take exercise and you'll be fine. – Betty Dodson
  6. The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it. – Cyril Falls
  7. The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes. – Felix Frankfurter
  8. When doing your aerobic exercise go at a comfortable pace until you've developed more stamina. – Lee Haney
  9. To attempt to superimpose its views through the exercise of force, is seldom the part of intelligence; it is frequently the part of ignorance. – Paul Harris
  10. If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. – Hippocrates
  11. A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks. – Thomas Jefferson
  12. It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. – Konrad Lorenz
  13. The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise I want to help in any way possible. – Shannon Miller
  14. Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell
  15. A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject -matter, when one comes to write about it. – Mary A. Ward

Usage examples for exercise

  1. Took some exercise round the square- a deadly business. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  2. Each one is to exercise great care. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  3. She'd rather exercise her imagination than learn distinctly what I am worth. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. That was quick exercise I didn't know I was going to do it till I was down. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  5. The chief thing is that you exercise your mind and learn how to use it. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. So he said that he had only been going that way to give his horse a little exercise and that he intended to go in at the other gate. – The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn
  7. I can't imagine how it is that London will never take exercise anywhere except in that ridiculous Park. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  8. You need more fresh air and exercise I'm thinking." – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  9. And it's a good pull up here from the station to a gentleman who's not used to much walking exercise – A Witch of the Hills, v. 1-2 by Florence Warden
  10. If it will be any comfort to Sir Roger, I shall be most happy to promise him that I will keep all his horses in exercise next winter! – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  11. My Lord Bruncker, I perceive, do endeavour to speak well of Commissioner Pett, saying that he did exercise great care and pains while he was there, but do not undertake to answer for his not carrying up of the great ships. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. She then commenced the exercise of her power upon him. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  13. It was beautiful winter weather, very cold but no wind, and it was very good exercise – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  14. We superpowers also have the responsibility to exercise restraint in the use of our great military force. – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  15. Get as much exercise as you can, and always get a clear day off in the week, and don't give up any of your old interests. – Letters to His Friends by Forbes Robinson
  16. " I'll never get my strength back," he protested, " unless I have more exercise – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  17. A gun went off by accident, and I and my friends have been taking a little exercise – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  18. Hence people will exercise as strong a " moral influence" as possible on me to bring me to love. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  19. Been out for a little exercise – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  20. Exercise your own pleasure about the matter however. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton

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