|Origin:||exercice, from Latin exercitium, from exercere 'to drive on, keep busy'|
ex‧er‧cise1 S1 W2
physical activities that you do in order to stay healthy and become stronger:
Try to fit some regular exercise into your daily routine.
Working in an office, I don't get much exercise.
Most people need to do more exercise.
Gentle exercise can be beneficial for older people.
After the operation, you should avoid strenuous exercise.
a movement or set of movements that you do regularly to keep your body healthy:
You can do exercises to strengthen your stomach muscles.
an activity or process that helps you practise a particular skill:
for a skill[countable usually plural]
a set of questions in a book that test a student's knowledge or skill:
in a book[countable]SE
Do Exercises 3 and 4 on page 51 for homework.
an activity or situation that has a particular quality or result:
for a particular result[singular]
closing libraries as part of a cost-cutting exercise
It's a pointless exercise.
Buying a house can be an exercise in frustration.
a set of activities for training soldiers etc:
army/navy etc[uncountable and countable]
a military exercise
Half the unit was away on exercise.
the use of a power or right:
the exercise of political leadership