Usage vs Exercise - What's the difference?
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Usage is a related term of exercise.
As an adjective usage
As a noun exercise is
any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
As a verb exercise is
to exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.
The manner or the amount of using; use
Habit or accepted practice
(lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
# Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
# Geographic, social, or temporal restrictions on the use of words.
* usage dictionary
* usage guide
* usage label
* usage lexicography
* usage note
* usage panel
* Sydney I. Landau (2001), Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, p 217.
Any activity designed to develop or hone a skill or ability.
*(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
*:desire of knightly exercise
*(John Locke) (1632-1705)
*:an exercise of the eyes and memory
Physical activity intended to improve strength and fitness.
*:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.He was smooth-faced, and his fresh skin and well-developed figure bespoke the man in good physical condition through active exercise , yet well content with the world's apportionment.
A setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use.
*(Thomas Jefferson) (1743-1826)
*: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.
The performance of an office, ceremony, or duty.
*(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
*:Lewis refused even those of the church of Englandthe public exercise of their religion.
*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:to draw him from his holy exercise
(lb) That which gives practice; a trial; a test.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:Patience is more oft the exercise / Of saints, the trial of their fortitude.
* exercise book
* exercise machine
* five-finger exercise
* floor exercise
* military exercise
To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop.
To perform physical activity for health or training.
To use (a right, an option, etc.); to put into practice.
*Bible, (w) xxii. 29
*:The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery.
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.
*(and other bibliographic particulars for citation) (John Milton)
*:Where pain of unextinguishable fire / Must exercise us without hope of end.
(lb) To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to.
*Bible, (w) xxiv. 16
*:Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence.
*:Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl's intelligence.