practice-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a customary behavior or habit

Commentary: PRACTICE[+activity][+behavior][+customary]

John has adopted the local practice of double-parking on Main Street.
It is the university's practice to grant a sabbatical to tenured faculty every seven years.
Mary was annoyed by Greg's practice of throwing his jacket on the floor.


Sense Number 2: a rehearsal or drill

Commentary: PRACTICE[+activity][+drill][+repeated]

Billy goes to baseball practice every day after school.
Sally felt out of practice throwing a big dinner party.
Practice makes perfect.
The golfers spent an hour at the practice range.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: concrete enactment of an idea or concept

Commentary: PRACTICE[+activity][+enactment][+abstraction][+idea/+ownership]

Ted thinks those politicians should practice what they preach.
This will be a hard strategy to put into practice.
In practice, almost no investors in futures actually have a commodity delivered to their home.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: exercise of a profession

Commentary: PRACTICE[+activity][+business][+professional]

Bob is trying to build up his psychiatric practice in Atlanta.
She gave up her medical practice because of liability insurance.
He has a very successful law practice in San Francisco.


Sense Number 5: the location, premises, of a professional business

Commentary: PRACTICE[+building][+business][+professional][+premise]

He has a dental practice on Elm Street.
Their law practice caught fire from a smoldering cigarette in the ladies' room.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c