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Exercise vs. Sport

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Exercisenoun

Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.

‘The teacher told us the next exercise is to write an essay.’;

Sportnoun

(countable) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.

Exercisenoun

Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness.

Sportnoun

(countable) Something done for fun despite being intended for and primarily used for serious goals.

Exercisenoun

A setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use.

Sportnoun

(countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.

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Exercisenoun

The performance of an office, ceremony, or duty.

Sportnoun

(countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirably good-natured manner, e.g. to being teased or to losing a game; a good sport.

Exercisenoun

(obsolete) That which gives practice; a trial; a test.

Sportnoun

(obsolete) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

Exerciseverb

To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.

‘to exercise troops or horses;’; ‘to exercise one's brain with a puzzle’;

Sportnoun

(obsolete) Mockery; derision.

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Exerciseverb

(intransitive) To perform physical activity for health or training.

‘I exercise at the gym every day.’;

Sportnoun

(countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

Exerciseverb

(transitive) To use (a right, an option, etc.); to put into practice.

‘The tenant exercised its option to renew the tenancy.’; ‘She is going to exercise her right to vote.’;

Sportnoun

(uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.

Exerciseverb

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.

‘exercised with pain’;

Sportnoun

A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.

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Exerciseverb

(obsolete) To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to.

Sportnoun

A sportsman; a gambler.

Exercisenoun

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.’; ‘O we will walk this world,Yoked in all exercise of noble end.’;

Sportnoun

One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.

Exercisenoun

Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.

‘An exercise of the eyes and memory.’;

Sportnoun

An amorous dalliance.

Exercisenoun

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.’;

Sportnoun

A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)

Exercisenoun

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.’; ‘To draw him from his holy exercise.’;

Sportnoun

(obsolete) Play; idle jingle.

Exercisenoun

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.’; ‘He seems to have taken a degree, and performed public exercises in Cambridge, in 1565.’;

Sportverb

(intransitive) To amuse oneself, to play.

‘children sporting on the green’;

Exercisenoun

That which gives practice; a trial; a test.

‘Patience is more oft the exerciseOf saints, the trial of their fortitude.’;

Sportverb

(intransitive) To mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with.

‘Jen sports with Bill's emotions.’;

Exerciseverb

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.’;

Sportverb

(transitive) To display; to have as a notable feature.

‘Jen's sporting a new pair of shoes;’; ‘he was sporting a new wound from the combat’;

Exerciseverb

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 gamesThe unarmed youth.’;

Sportverb

(reflexive) To divert; to amuse; to make merry.

Exerciseverb

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 fireMust exercise us without hope of end.’;

Sportverb

(transitive) To represent by any kind of play.

Exerciseverb

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.’; ‘The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery.’;

Sportverb

To practise the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.

Exerciseverb

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.’;

Sportverb

To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal.

Exercisenoun

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’;

Sportverb

(transitive) To close (a door).

Exercisenoun

the act of using;

‘he warned against the use of narcotic drugs’; ‘skilled in the utilization of computers’;

Sportnoun

That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.

‘It is as sport to a fool to do mischief.’; ‘Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight.’; ‘Think it but a minute spent in sport.’;

Exercisenoun

systematic training by multiple repetitions;

‘practice makes perfect’;

Sportnoun

Mock; mockery; contemptuous mirth; derision.

‘Then make sport at me; then let me be your jest.’;

Exercisenoun

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’;

Sportnoun

That with which one plays, or which is driven about in play; a toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.

‘Flitting leaves, the sport of every wind.’; ‘Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions.’;

Exercisenoun

(usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches;

‘academic exercises’;

Sportnoun

Play; idle jingle.

‘An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause.’;

Exerciseverb

put to use;

‘exert one's power or influence’;

Sportnoun

Diversion of the field, as fowling, hunting, fishing, racing, games, and the like, esp. when money is staked.

Exerciseverb

carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;

‘practice law’;

Sportnoun

A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. See Sporting plant, under Sporting.

Exerciseverb

give a work-out to;

‘Some parents exercise their infants’; ‘My personal trainer works me hard’; ‘work one's muscles’;

Sportnoun

A sportsman; a gambler.

Exerciseverb

do physical exercise;

‘She works out in the gym every day’;

Sportverb

To play; to frolic; to wanton.

‘[Fish], sporting with quick glance,Show to the sun their waved coats dropt with gold.’;

Exerciseverb

learn by repetition;

‘We drilled French verbs every day’; ‘Pianists practice scales’;

Sportverb

To practice the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.

Exercisenoun

activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness

‘loosening-up exercises’; ‘exercise improves your heart and lung power’;

Sportverb

To trifle.

Exercisenoun

an activity carried out for a specific purpose

‘an exercise in public relations’;

Sportverb

To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; - said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal. See Sport, n., 6.

Exercisenoun

a task set to practise or test a skill

‘there are exercises at the end of each book to check comprehension’;

Sportverb

To divert; to amuse; to make merry; - used with the reciprocal pronoun.

‘Against whom do ye sport yourselves?’;

Exercisenoun

a military drill or training manoeuvre

‘training exercises with the Kuwaiti army’;

Sportverb

To represent by any kind of play.

‘Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.’;

Exercisenoun

ceremonies

‘Bar Mitzvah exercises’;

Sportverb

To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.

Exercisenoun

the use or application of a faculty, right, or process

‘the exercise of authority’;

Sportverb

To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; - with off; as, to sport off epigrams.

Exerciseverb

use or apply (a faculty, right, or process)

‘control is exercised by the Board’; ‘anyone receiving a suspect package should exercise extreme caution’;

Sportnoun

an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Exerciseverb

engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness

‘she still exercised every day’;

Sportnoun

the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

Exerciseverb

exert (part of the body) to promote or improve muscular strength

‘raise your knee to exercise the upper leg muscles’;

Sportnoun

someone who engages in sports

Exerciseverb

cause (an animal) to take exercise

‘she exercised her dogs before breakfast’;

Sportnoun

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

Exerciseverb

occupy the thoughts of; worry or perplex

‘Macdougall was greatly exercised about the exchange rate’;

Sportnoun

(Maine colloquial) temporary summer resident of inland Maine

Exercise

Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.It is performed for various reasons, to aid growth and improve strength, prevent aging, develop muscles and the cardiovascular system, hone athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, improve health, or simply for enjoyment. Many individuals choose to exercise outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and enhance well-being.In terms of health benefits, the amount of recommended exercise depends upon the goal, the type of exercise, and the age of the person.

Sportnoun

verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously);

‘he became a figure of fun’;

Sportverb

wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner;

‘she was sporting a new hat’;

Sportverb

play boisterously;

‘The children frolicked in the garden’; ‘the gamboling lambs in the meadows’; ‘The toddlers romped in the playroom’;

Sport

Sport pertains to any form of competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators. Sports can, through casual or organized participation, improve one's physical health.

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