exercise-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: physical exertion

Commentary: EXERCISE[+event][+exertion][+physical]

Bob's doctor told him to get more exercise and to eat less.
It was a lot of exercise to place the big stones into a wall.
The horses require daily exercise around the track.

PropBank: exercise.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the utilization or employment of something

Commentary: EXERCISE[+event][+utilization][+of_something]

The President's exercise of his veto power surprised the Congress.
It was a useful exercise of diplomacy that averted a trade war.
This incident has been a frustrating exercise in public relations.

PropBank: exercise.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a repeated practice, a drill

Commentary: EXERCISE[+event][+practice][+skill][+drill]
NOTE: implies physical practice or drill

The young pianist spends two hours a morning on agility exercises.
The Russians are conducting naval exercises in the Caribbean.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: intellectual problems to solve, examples

Commentary: EXERCISE[+information][+example][+problem]
NOTE: related to Sense 3 but implies intellectual problem_solving

The teacher told the class to complete the exercises at the end of Chapter Four.
The math exercise was quite difficult and took John all weekend.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a ceremony with processions

Commentary: EXERCISE[+event][+ceremony][+procession]

The college dean will attend graduation exercises.
The army performed exercises for the public in the Fourth of July parade.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5