- Practice is defined as to use an idea or actually put it into place. It also refers to the act of continually doing something in order to get better at it.
- An example of practice is to make a habit of something.
- An example of practice is the act of going to marching band exercises every day when you want the band to improve.
- Practice means to do something over and over, out of habit, because it has become an accepted custom, or on purpose to try to get better at the task.
- An example of practice is when scientists publish in journals because that's what everyone in the industry does.
- An example of practice is when you play the piano for 1/2 hour every day to become a better piano player.
A little girl practicing the piano.
practice definition by Webster's New World
- to do or engage in frequently or usually; make a habit or custom of: to practice thrift
- to do repeatedly in order to learn or become proficient; exercise or drill oneself in: to practice batting
- to put into practice; specif.,
- to use one's knowledge of; work at, esp. as a profession: to practice law
- to observe, or adhere to (beliefs, ideals, etc.): to practice one's religion
- to teach or train through practice; exercise
Origin: Middle English practisen ; from Middle French practiser, altered ; from practiquer ; from Midieval Latin practicare ; from Late Latin practicus ; from Classical Greek praktikos, concerning action, practical ; from prassein, to do
- to do something repeatedly in order to learn or acquire proficiency; exercise or drill oneself: to practice on the organ
- to put knowledge into practice; work at or follow a profession, as medicine, law, etc.
- Archaic to scheme; intrigue
- the act, result, etc. of practicing; specif.,
- a frequent or usual action; habit; usage: to make a practice of being early
- a usual method or custom; convention: the practice of tipping for services
- repeated mental or physical action for the purpose of learning or acquiring proficiency
- a session of engaging in such action: cheerleading practice
- the condition of being proficient or skillful as a result of this: to be out of practice
- the doing of something as an application of knowledge: the practice of a theory
- the exercise of a profession or occupation: the practice of law
- a business based on this, often regarded as a legal property: to buy another's law practice
- Archaic intrigue, trickery, a scheme, etc.
- Law the various procedures involved in legal work, in and out of courts
- practicer noun
practice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es verb, transitive
- To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of: practices courtesy in social situations.
- To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill: practice a dance step.
- To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill: practiced the students in handwriting.
- To work at, especially as a profession: practice law.
- To carry out in action; observe: practices a religion piously.
- Obsolete To plot (something evil).
- To do or perform something habitually or repeatedly.
- To do something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill.
- To work at a profession.
- Archaic To intrigue or plot.
- A habitual or customary action or way of doing something: makes a practice of being punctual.
- a. Repeated performance of an activity in order to learn or perfect a skill: Practice will make you a good musician.b. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill: goes to piano practice weekly; scheduled a soccer practice for Saturday.c. Archaic The skill so learned or perfected.d. The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise: out of practice.
- The act or process of doing something; performance or action: a theory that is difficult to put into practice.
- Exercise of an occupation or profession: the practice of law.
- The business of a professional person: an obstetrician with her own practice.
- A habitual or customary action or act. Often used in the plural: That company engages in questionable business practices. Facial tattooing is a standard practice among certain peoples.
- Law The methods of procedure used in a court of law.
- Archaic a. The act of tricking or scheming, especially with malicious intent.b. A trick, scheme, or intrigue.
Origin: Middle English practisen, from Old French practiser, alteration of practiquer, from practique, practice, from Medieval Latin prāctica; see practicable.
- pracˈtic·er noun
practice - Legal Definition
practice - Medical Definition
- The exercise of the profession of medicine.
- The business of a practicing physician or group of physicians, including facilities and customary patients.