[prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/
habitual or customary performance; operation:
It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair.
repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency:
Practice makes perfect.
condition arrived at by experience or exercise:
She refused to play the piano, because she was out of practice.
the action or process of performing or doing something:
to put a scheme into practice; the shameful practices of a blackmailer.
the exercise or pursuit of a profession or occupation, especially law or medicine:
She plans to set up practice in her hometown.
the business of a professional person:
The doctor wanted his daughter to take over his practice when he retired.
Law. the established method of conducting legal proceedings.
Archaic. plotting; intrigue; trickery.
Usually, practices. Archaic. intrigues; plots.
verb (used with object), practiced, practicing.
to perform or do habitually or usually:
to practice a strict regimen.
to follow or observe habitually or customarily:
to practice one’s religion.
to exercise or pursue as a profession, art, or occupation:
to practice law.
to perform or do repeatedly in order to acquire skill or proficiency:
to practice the violin.
to train or drill (a person, animal, etc.) in something in order to give proficiency.
verb (used without object), practiced, practicing.
to do something habitually or as a practice.
to pursue a profession, especially law or medicine.
to exercise oneself by repeated performance in order to acquire skill:
to practice at shooting.
Archaic. to plot or conspire.
a usual or customary action or proceeding: it was his practice to rise at six, he made a practice of stealing stamps
repetition or exercise of an activity in order to achieve mastery and fluency
the condition of having mastery of a skill or activity through repetition (esp in the phrases in practice, out of practice)
the exercise of a profession: he set up practice as a lawyer
the act of doing something: he put his plans into practice
the established method of conducting proceedings in a court of law
the US spelling of practise
c.1400, “to do, act;” early 15c., “to follow or employ; to carry on a profession,” especially medicine, from Old French pratiser, practiser “to practice,” alteration of practiquer, from Medieval Latin practicare “to do, perform, practice,” from Late Latin practicus “practical,” from Greek praktikos “practical” (see practical).
From early 15c. as “to perform repeatedly to acquire skill, to learn by repeated performance;” mid-15c. as “to perform, to work at, exercise.” Related: Practiced; practicing.
early 15c., practise, “practical application,” originally especially of medicine but also alchemy, education, etc.; from Old French pratiser, from Medieval Latin practicare (see practice (v.)). From early 15c. often assimilated in spelling to nouns in -ice. Also as practic, which survived in parallel into 19c.
practice prac·tice (prāk’tĭs)
v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es
To engage in the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions. n.
[prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long hair. 3. repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency: Practice makes perfect. 4. condition arrived at by experience or exercise: She refused to […]
[prak-tis-teech] /ˈpræk tɪsˌtitʃ/ verb (used without object), practice-taught, practice-teaching. 1. to work as a practice teacher.
[prak-ti-sing] /ˈpræk tɪ sɪŋ/ adjective 1. actively working at a profession, especially medicine or law. 2. actively following a specific way of life, religion, philosophy, etc.: a practicing Catholic. [prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/ noun 1. habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice. 2. habit; custom: It is not the practice here for men to wear long […]
[prak-ti-kuh m] /ˈpræk tɪ kəm/ noun 1. (in a college or university) the part of a course consisting of practical work in a particular field. n. 1904, from Late Latin practicum, neuter of practicus (see practical). Cf. German praktikum.