Definition of "practice" []

  • To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of: practices courtesy in social situations. (verb-transitive)
  • To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill: practice a dance step. (verb-transitive)
  • To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill: practiced the students in handwriting. (verb-transitive)
  • To work at, especially as a profession: practice law. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry out in action; observe: practices a religion piously. (verb-transitive)
  • A usual or customary action or proceeding (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Repetition or exercise of an activity in order to achieve mastery and fluency (noun)
  • The condition of having mastery of a skill or activity through repetition (esp in the phrases in practice, out of practice) (noun)
  • The exercise of a profession (noun)
  • The act of doing something (noun)
  • The established method of conducting proceedings in a court of law (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "practice" in a sentence
  • "It is so little opposed to practice, that it is nothing but _practice explained_."
  • "Portis did say that his workload this week in practice is similar to last week."
  • "What this does in practice is it lets the House take an action that allows the Senate bill to become law with no guarantee that the “fixes” that they vote for will also become law."