• Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
  • Activity intended to improve physical, or sometimes mental, strength and fitness.
  • A setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use.
  • The performance of an office, ceremony, or duty.
  • That which gives practice; a trial; a test.


  • To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.
  • To perform physical activity for health or training.
  • To use (a right, an option, etc.); to put into practice.
  • 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 set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to.


  • From Middle English exercise, from Old French exercise, from Latin exercitium.

Modern English dictionary

Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.

Word of the Day

Get a curated memorable word every day.

Challenge yourself

Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.

And much more

Try out Vedaist now.