See practise.n. Action; exercise; performance; the process of accomplishing or carrying out; performance or execution as opposed to speculation or theory.n. An action; act; proceeding; doing: in the plural, generally in a bad sense.n. Frequent or customary performance; habit; usage; custom.n. The regular pursuit of some employment or business; the exercise of a profession; hence, the business of a practitioner: as, to dispose of one's practice; a physician in lucrative practice.n. Exercise for instruction or discipline; training; drill: as, practice makes perfect.n. The state of being used; customary use; actual application.n. Skill acquired through use; experience; dexterity.n. Artifice; treachery; a plot; a stratagem.n. In arithmetic, a rule for expeditiously solving questions in proportion, or rather for abridging the operation of multiplying quantities expressed in different denominations, as when it is required to find the value of a number of articles at so many pounds, shillings, and pence each.n. The form and manner of conducting legal proceedings, whether at law, or in equity, or in criminal procedure, according to the principles of law and the rules of the court; those legal rules which direct the course of proceeding to bring parties into court, and the course of the court after they are brought in. Bishop.n. Hence, in possession of (or lacking) that skill or facility which comes from the continuous exercise of bodily or mental power.n. Synonyms Habit, Usage, etc. See custom.n. Practice, Experience. Practice is sometimes erroneously used for experience, which is a much broader word. Practice is the repetition of an act: as, to become a skilled marksman by practice. Experience is, by derivation, a going clear through, and may mean action, but much oftener views the person as acted upon, taught, disciplined, by what befalls him.