1. A rotating drill powered by an electric motor; SYN. electric drill.
2. A tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows).
3. Similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored; SYN. Mandrillus leucophaeus.
ETYM French exercice, Latin 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. Related to Ark.
1. The activity of exerting one's muscles in various was to keep fit; SYN. exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout.
2. Systematic training by multiple repetitions; SYN. practice, drill, practice session.
3. A task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; SYN. example.
4. (Usually plural) A ceremony that involves processions and speeches.