This page has 12 definitions of practice in English and Latin. Practice is a noun, verb and adjective. Examples of how to use practice in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English practice definition
The verb is from Middle English practice, practise, practize, practyse, from Middle French pratiser, practiser, alteration of practiquer, from Medieval Latin prācticāre, from Late Latin prācticus, from Ancient Greek πρακτικός (praktikós).
- Repetition of an activity to improve a skill.
- An organized event for the purpose of performing such repetition.
- Being on a team is hard: you're always having to go to practice while everyone else is taking it easy.
- I have choir practice every Sunday after church.
- (uncountable, especially medicine, art) The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.
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- Which is the most demanding? I think that my practice as an artist is 'stronger' because it is the practice that best fuels and balances myself and that generates new knowledge for my other work as both arts educator and creative arts therapist.
- (countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.
- Synonym: general practice
- She ran a thriving medical practice.
- The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.
- A customary action, habit, or behaviour; a manner or routine.
- Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.
- Antonym: theory
- That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?
- (law) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
- This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice.
- Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.
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- He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer.
- (mathematics) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
- British, Australian, and New Zealand English spelling distinguishes between practice (noun) and practise (verb), analogously with advice/advise. In American English, the spelling practice is commonly used for both noun and verb. Both practices are found equally in Canadian English.
- practise (obsolete)
- best practice
- business practice
- code of practice
- community of practice
- custom and practice
- fire practice
- general practice
- in practice
- out of practice
- practice makes perfect
- practice run
- practice squad
- practice what one preaches
- put in practice
- put into practice
- restrictive practice
- sharp practice
- target practice
clinical, medical, professional, private, social, religious, current, best, common, good, general, widespread, universal
work, business, law, nursing, management, classroom, group, family, labor, employment
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- (now US) Alternative spelling of
- “practī̆se, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- ^ “practice”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “practice (v.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- ^ “practī̆sen, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “practice (n.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- “practice”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- practice in Britannica Dictionary
- practice in Macmillan Collocations Dictionary
- practice in Ozdic collocation dictionary
- practice in WordReference English Collocations
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Latin practice definition
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈprak.ti.ke/, [ˈpräkt̪ɪkɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈprak.ti.t͡ʃe/, [ˈpräkt̪it͡ʃe]