(noun.) a customary way of operation or behavior; 'it is their practice to give annual raises'; 'they changed their dietary pattern'.
(noun.) translating an idea into action; 'a hard theory to put into practice'; 'differences between theory and praxis of communism'.
(noun.) the exercise of a profession; 'the practice of the law'; 'I took over his practice when he retired'.
(noun.) knowledge of how something is usually done; 'it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner'.
(verb.) avail oneself to; 'apply a principle'; 'practice a religion'; 'use care when going down the stairs'; 'use your common sense'; 'practice non-violent resistance'.
(verb.) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; 'practice law'.
(n.) Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.
(n.) Customary or constant use; state of being used.
(n.) Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.
(n.) Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.
(n.) Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.
(n.) Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.
(n.) Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense.
(n.) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
(n.) 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.
(v. t.) To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.
(v. t.) To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
(v. t.) To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.
(v. t.) To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
(v. t.) To make use of; to employ.
(v. t.) To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
(v. i.) To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.
(v. i.) To learn by practice; to form a habit.
(v. i.) To try artifices or stratagems.
(v. i.) To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.
n. . Custom, habit, wont, frequent repetition.. Use, usage.. Action, actual performance.. Exercise (as of a profession), application.
SYN:Usage, habit, exercise, experience, exercitation, action, custom, manner,performance
ANT:Disuse, dishabituation, Inexperience, theory, speculation, nonperformance
n. the habit of doing anything: frequent use: state of being used: regular exercise for instruction: performance: method: medical treatment: exercise of any profession: a rule or method in arithmetic.—ns. Practicabil′ity Prac′ticableness quality of being practicable.—adj. Prac′ticable that may be practised used or followed: passable as a road.—adv. Prac′ticably.—adj. Prac′tical that can be put in practice: useful: applying knowledge to some useful end: derived from practice.—ns. Practical′ity; Prac′tical-joke a trick of an annoying kind played on any one; Prac′tical-knowl′edge knowledge which results in action.—adv. Prac′tically in a practical way: actually: by actual trial.—n. Prac′ticalness.
- It ended in my moving into the house next Lady-day, and starting in practice on very much the same conditions as he had suggested. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- What could he practice on? 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- So far as practice is concerned the attempt is an absurdity. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Nevertheless the idea of Plato is not easily put into practice. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- I spect they's the kind, though they han't never had no practice. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another's company and aid in consultation. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- It makes me cross, and my hands get so stiff, I can't practice well at all. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- We are all familiar with the less powerful ones which are universally used on automobiles for night driving and in a multitude of other every-day practices. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- A rotation of this kind seems alone a sufficient security against any practices which cannot be avowed. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- There are those who, by these practices, take a great deal in a year out of the public purse, and put the money into their own private pockets. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Was not the only true, because the only moral, life gained through obedient habituation to the customary practices of the community? 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- You, with your practices of infamous foreign prisons and galleys would make it the money that impelled me. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- It is only by degrees that the great body of mankind can be led into new practices, however salutary their tendency. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- I allow no such practices with gentlemen on my place, said Mr. Shelby, with as much sternness as he could command, under the circumstances. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- The next day Tarzan was practicing with his bow and arrows at the first gleam of dawn. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- A practicing surgeon and apothecary of Penzance, Bingham Borlase, was willing to take Davy as an apprentice, and the youth began work and study in his office. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- Today shepherds tending their flocks upon these same hills of Syria may be seen practicing with slings like those of David. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Therefore, five gentlemen were appointed to prepare the document, and the fifty others went sadly smiling about the ship--practicing. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Commissioner of Labor, and a well-known publicist, then practicing patent law in Boston. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- It will be seen, therefore, that this method of duplexing is practiced, not by varying the strength or polarity, but by sending TWO KINDS OF CURRENT over the wire. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The method most commonly practiced in working with apple trees is called bud-grafting, and consists of transferring a plate of bark, with one or more buds attached, from one tree to another. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Whenever governments enter upon foreign invasions in order to avoid civil wars, the same trick is practiced. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- The process of slaughtering and dressing pork, as practiced to-day, is a continuous one, and is well illustrated in Fig. 170, in 13 operations. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- He practiced with his rope and played with his sharp knife, which he had learned to keep keen by whetting upon flat stones. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Besides metallurg y they practiced the arts of weaving, dyeing, distillation. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Secrecy may be advisable; but still I cannot help wondering at its being practiced by him. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.