Exercise meaning

ĕksər-sīz
To exercise is defined as to engage in physical activity for the purposes of working your body to stay healthy.

An example of exercise is going to the gym and lifting weights.

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A military maneuver or training activity.
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Activity for the purpose of training or developing the body or mind; systematic practice; esp., bodily exertion for the sake of health.
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Active use or operation; employment.

The exercise of an option.

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Performance (of duties, functions, etc.)
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To engage in exercise.
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To alarm, worry, or anger; upset.

An injustice that exercised the whole community.

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A regular series of specific movements designed to strengthen or develop some part of the body or some faculty.

Finger exercises for the piano.

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Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness.

Walks every day for exercise.

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An activity having a specified aspect.

An undertaking that was an exercise in futility.

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A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
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A set program of formal ceremonies, speeches, etc.

Graduation exercises.

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To put into action; use; employ.

To exercise self-control.

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To carry out (duties, etc.); perform; fulfill.
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(now rare) To use habitually; practice; train.

She was exercised in virtue.

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To put (the body, a muscle, the mind, a skill, etc.) into use so as to develop or train.
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To drill (troops)
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To engage the attention and energy of, esp. so as to worry, perplex, or harass.

Greatly exercised about the decision.

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To use the right to buy or sell something, renew a contract, etc. under the terms of (an option contract)
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To take exercise; do exercises.
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A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill.

Sit-ups and other exercises; a piano exercise.

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To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop.

Exercise the back muscles; exercise the memory.

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To engage in exercise.

Exercises every morning before work.

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To put through exercises.

Exercise a platoon.

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To invoke the right to buy or sell the financial instrument specified by an option.
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Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.

The teacher told us the next exercise is to write an essay.

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Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness.
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A setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use.
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The performance of an office, ceremony, or duty.
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To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.

To exercise troops or horses; to exercise one's brain with a puzzle.

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To perform physical activity for health or training.

I exercise at the gym every day.

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To use (a right, an option, etc.); to put into practice.

The tenant exercised its option to renew the tenancy.

She is going to exercise her right to vote.

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The definition of exercise is to use something or to engage in physical activity done in order to stay healthy or to cause someone else to engage in physical activity in order to stay healthy or to put into action.

An example of exercise is when you use good judgment.

An example of exercise is when you go out and ride your bike.

An example of exercise is when you take your dog running.

An example oif exercise is when you implement your option to purchase a house that you have been renting.

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A ceremony that includes speeches, presentations, and other activities.

Graduation exercises.

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To exert or have (influence, control, authority, etc.)
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Origin of exercise

  • Middle English from Old French exercice from Latin exercitium from exercitus past participle of exercēre to exercise ex- ex- arcēre to restrain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French exercise, from Latin exercitium

    From Wiktionary