Exercise, bodily

Exercise, bodily
   (1 Tim. 4:8). An ascetic mortification of the flesh and denial of personal gratification (comp. Col. 2:23) to which some sects of the Jews, especially the Essenes, attached importance.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Exercise — Ex er*cise, n. [F. exercice, L. exercitium, from exercere, exercitum, to drive on, keep, busy, prob. orig., to thrust or drive out of the inclosure; ex out + arcere to shut up, inclose. See {Ark}.] 1. The act of exercising; a setting in action or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exercise bone — Exercise Ex er*cise, n. [F. exercice, L. exercitium, from exercere, exercitum, to drive on, keep, busy, prob. orig., to thrust or drive out of the inclosure; ex out + arcere to shut up, inclose. See {Ark}.] 1. The act of exercising; a setting in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bodily — [bäd′ə lē] adj. [ME bodilich < bodi,BODY] 1. physical: opposed to MENTAL1 2. of, in, by, or to the body adv. 1. in person; in the flesh [to be bodily present] 2. as a single body; in entirety …   English World dictionary

  • exercise — [ek′sər sīz΄] n. [ME & OFr exercice < L exercitium < pp. of exercere, to drive out (farm animals to work), hence drill, exercise < ex , out + arcere, to enclose < IE base * areq , to protect, enclose > Gr arkein] 1. active use or… …   English World dictionary

  • exercise — exercisable, adj. /ek seuhr suyz /, n., v., exercised, exercising. n. 1. bodily or mental exertion, esp. for the sake of training or improvement of health: Walking is good exercise. 2. something done or performed as a means of practice or… …   Universalium

  • exercise — /ˈɛksəsaɪz / (say eksuhsuyz) noun 1. bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement. 2. something done or performed as a means of practice or training, to improve a specific skill or to acquire competence in a… …  

  • exercise — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French exercice, from Latin exercitium, from exercitare to train, exercise, frequentative of exercēre to train, occupy, from ex + arcēre to enclose, hold off more at ark Date: 14th century 1. a. the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exercise — ex•er•cise [[t]ˈɛk sərˌsaɪz[/t]] n. v. cised, cis•ing 1) bodily or mental exertion, esp. for the sake of training or improvement 2) something done or performed as a means of practice or training 3) a putting into action, use, or effect: the… …   From formal English to slang

  • exercise — 1. Active: bodily exertion for the sake of restoring the organs and functions to a healthy state or keeping them healthy. 2. Passive: motion of limbs without effort by the patient. isometric e. e. consisting of muscular contractions without… …   Medical dictionary

  • bodily — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. corporeal, physical, material. adv. wholly, entire. See whole, substance. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerning the body] Syn. corporeal, corporal, physical, carnal, fleshly, somatic, incarnate,… …   English dictionary for students

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