practise [practice, -s] n

see practise, v.

  1. Custom; habit; routine; daily life.
  2. Activity; action; art; pursuit; undertaking.
  3. Training; exercise; repetition; systematic preparation.
  4. Dexterity; skill; agility; adroitness; ability resulting from disciplined repetition; [fig.] cunning; artifice; craftiness.
  5. [Fig.] consciousness; knowledge; understanding.

practise [practicing, practising] v

OFr < L. practiz─üre.

  1. Study; pursue mastery of; work to acquire the skill of; train repeatedly in order to achieve proficiency in.
  2. Rehearse; go over; prepare for a public performance of.