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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·er·cise /ˈɛksɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·er·cise /ˈɛksɝˌsaɪz/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·er·cise n.
 1. The act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice.
    exercise of the important function confided by the constitution to the legislature.   --Jefferson.
 O we will walk this world,
 Yoked in all exercise of noble end.   --Tennyson.
 2. Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc. “Desire of knightly exercise.”
    An exercise of the eyes and memory.   --Locke.
 3. Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback; to exercise on a treadmill or in  a gym.
    The wise for cure on exercise depend.   --Dryden.
 4. The performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty.
    Lewis refused even those of the church of England . . . the public exercise of their religion.   --Addison.
    To draw him from his holy exercise.   --Shak.
 5. That which is done for the sake of exercising, practicing, training, or promoting skill, health, mental, improvement, moral discipline, etc.; that which is assigned or prescribed for such ends; hence, a disquisition; a lesson; a task; as, military or naval exercises; musical exercises; an exercise in composition; arithmetic exercises.
    The clumsy exercises of the European tourney.   --Prescott.
    He seems to have taken a degree, and performed public exercises in Cambridge, in 1565.   --Brydges.
 6. That which gives practice; a trial; a test.
 Patience is more oft the exercise
 Of saints, the trial of their fortitude.   --Milton.
 Exercise bone Med., a deposit of bony matter in the soft tissues, produced by pressure or exertion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·er·cise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exercised p. pr. & vb. n. Exercising ]
 1. To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to; to put in action habitually or constantly; to school or train; to exert repeatedly; to busy.
    Herein do I Exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence.   --Acts xxiv. 16.
 2. To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop; hence, also, to improve by practice; to discipline, and to use or to for the purpose of training; as, to exercise arms; to exercise one's self in music; to exercise troops.
 About him exercised heroic games
 The unarmed youth.   --Milton.
 3. To occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or vexatious manner; harass; to vex; to worry or make anxious; to affect; to discipline; as, exercised with pain.
 Where pain of unextinguishable fire
 Must exercise us without hope of end.   --Milton.
 4. To put in practice; to carry out in action; to perform the duties of; to use; to employ; to practice; as, to exercise authority; to exercise an office.
    I am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.   --Jer. ix. 24.
    The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery.   --Ezek. xxii. 29.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·er·cise, v. i. To exercise one's self, as under military training; to drill; to take exercise; to use action or exertion; to practice gymnastics; as, to exercise for health or amusement.
 I wear my trusty sword,
 When I do exercise.   --Cowper.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to
           keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he
           did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by
           his work kept him fit" [syn: exercising, physical
           exercise, physical exertion, workout]
      2: the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic
         drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers" [syn: use,
          usage, utilization, utilisation, employment]
      3: systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes
         perfect" [syn: practice, drill, practice session, recitation]
      4: a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill
         or understanding; "you must work the examples at the end
         of each chapter in the textbook" [syn: example]
      5: (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and
         speeches; "academic exercises"
      v 1: put to use; "exert one's power or influence" [syn: exert]
      2: carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice
         law" [syn: practice, practise, do]
      3: give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants";
         "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
         [syn: work, work out]
      4: do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
         [syn: work out]
      5: learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day";
         "Pianists practice scales" [syn: drill, practice, practise]