exercise

  • 1 exercise — ex·er·cise 1 / ek sər ˌsīz/ n 1: the discharge of an official function or professional occupation 2: the act or an instance of carrying out the terms of an agreement (as an option) exercise 2 vt cised, cis·ing 1: to make effective in action …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] I wear my trusty sword, When I do… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 exercise — [n1] work, effort act, action, activity, calisthenics, constitutional*, daily dozen*, discharge, discipline, drill, drilling, examination, exercising, exertion, gym, labor, lesson, movement, occupation, operation, performance, problem, pursuit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 exercise — [ek′sər sīz΄] n. [ME & OFr exercice < L exercitium < pp. of exercere, to drive out (farm animals to work), hence drill, exercise < ex , out + arcere, to enclose < IE base * areq , to protect, enclose > Gr arkein] 1. active use or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 exercise — ► NOUN 1) activity requiring physical effort carried out for the sake of health and fitness. 2) a task set to practise or test a skill. 3) an activity carried out for a specific purpose: a public relations exercise. 4) (exercises) military drills …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 exercise — n practice, drill (see under PRACTICE vb) Analogous words: *action, act, deed: using or use, employment, utilization, application (see corresponding verbs at USE): operation, functioning, behavior (see corresponding verbs at ACT) exercise vb… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 exercise — both as a noun and a verb, is spelt ise, not ize, and has only one c …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 exercise — exercisable, adj. /ek seuhr suyz /, n., v., exercised, exercising. n. 1. bodily or mental exertion, esp. for the sake of training or improvement of health: Walking is good exercise. 2. something done or performed as a means of practice or… …

    Universalium

  • 11 exercise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 use of the body to keep healthy ADJECTIVE ▪ good, healthy ▪ hard, heavy, high intensity (esp. AmE), intense, strenuous, vigorous …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 exercise — The action taken by the holder of a call option if he wishes to purchase the underlying futures contract or by the holder of a put option if he wishes to sell the underlying futures contract. Chicago Board of Trade glossary When a call purchaser… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 Exercise — To implement the right of the holder of an option to buy ( in the case of a call) or sell ( in the case of a put) the underlying security. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * exercise ex‧er‧cise [ˈeksəsaɪz ǁ ər ] verb [transitive] 1.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 exercise */*/*/ — I UK [ˈeksə(r)saɪz] / US [ˈeksərˌsaɪz] noun Word forms exercise : singular exercise plural exercises 1) [uncountable] physical activity done in order to stay healthy and make your body stronger Try to do 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day …

    English dictionary

  • 15 exercise — ex|er|cise1 W2S1 [ˈeksəsaız US ər ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for health)¦ 2¦(movement)¦ 3¦(for a skill)¦ 4¦(in a book)¦ 5¦(for a particular result)¦ 6¦(army/navy etc)¦ 7 the exercise of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: exercice, from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 exercise — I n. 1) to engage in, go in for exercise 2) to do exercises 3) hard, strenuous, vigorous; regular exercise 4) (an) aerobic; flexibility; isometric; relaxation; setting up; warming up exercise 5) physical exercise 6) a form of exercise (brisk… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 exercise — ex|er|cise1 [ eksər,saız ] noun *** ▸ 1 physical activity ▸ 2 learning activity ▸ 3 military activity ▸ 4 for particular purpose ▸ 5 use of power etc. 1. ) uncount physical activity done in order to stay healthy and make your body stronger: Try… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 exercise — [[t]e̱ksə(r)saɪz[/t]] ♦♦ exercises, exercising, exercised 1) VERB If you exercise something such as your authority, your rights, or a good quality, you use it or put it into effect. [FORMAL] [V n] They are merely exercising their right to free… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 exercise — 1 noun 1 FOR HEALTH (U) physical activities that you do in order to stay healthy and become stronger: I could use some exercise let s go for a swim. | do/take exercise (=exercise regularly): Do at least fifteen minutes exercise each day. | get… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 exercise — /ˈɛksəsaɪz / (say eksuhsuyz) noun 1. bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement. 2. something done or performed as a means of practice or training, to improve a specific skill or to acquire competence in a… …

    Australian English dictionary


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