Dictionary: EX-E-QUA'TUR – EX-FO'LI-A-TED

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EX-E-QUA'TUR, n. [L.]

A written recognition of a person in the character of consul or commercial agent, issued by the Government, and authorizing him to exercise his powers in the country.

EX-E'QUI-AL, a. [L. exequialis.]

Pertaining to funerals. Pope.

EX'E-QUIES, n. [plur. L. exequiæ, from exequor, that is, exsequor, to follow.]

Funeral rites; the ceremonies of burial; funeral procession. Dryden.

EX-ER'CENT, a. [L. exercens. See Exercise.]

Using; practicing; following; as, a calling or profession. [Little used.] Ayliffe.

EX'ER-CIS'A-BLE, a. [s as z.]

That may be exercised, used, employed, or exerted. Z. Swift.

EX'ER-CISE, n. [s as z. L. exercitium, from exerceo; ex and the root of Gr. εργον, Eng. work; Fr. exercice; Sp. exercicio; It. esercizio. In a general sense, any kind of work, labor, or exertion of body. Hence,]

  1. Use; practice; the exertions and movements customary in the performance of business; as, the exercise of an art, trade, occupation, or profession.
  2. Practice; performance; as, the exercise of religion.
  3. Use; employment; exertion; as, the exercise of the eyes, or of the senses, or of any power of body or mind.
  4. Exertion of the body, as conducive to health; action; motion, by labor, walking, riding, or other exertion. The wise for cure on exercise depend. Dryden.
  5. Exertion of the body for amusement, or for instruction; the habitual use of the limbs for acquiring an art, dexterity, or grace, as in fencing, dancing, riding; or the exertion of the muscles for invigorating the body.
  6. Exertion of the body and mind, or faculties for improvement, as in oratory, in painting or statuary.
  7. Use or practice to acquire skill; preparatory practice. Military exercises consist in using arms, in motions, marches, and evolutions. Naval exercise consists in the use or management of artillery, and in the evolutions of fleets.
  8. Exertion of the mind; application of the mental powers.
  9. Task; that which is appointed for one to perform. Milton.
  10. Act of divine worship. Shak.
  11. A lesson or example for practice.

EX'ER-CISE, v.i.

To use action or exertion; as, to exercise for health or amusement. [Elliptical.]

EX'ER-CISE, v.t. [L. exerceo; Fr. exercer; It. esercere; Sp. exercer. See the Noun.]

  1. In a general sense, to move; to exert; to cause to act, in any manner; as, to exercise the body or the hands; to exercise the mind, the powers of the mind, the reason or judgment.
  2. To use; to exert; as, to exercise authority or power.
  3. To use for improvement in skill; as, to exercise arms.
  4. To exert one's powers or strength; to practice habitually; as to exercise one's self in speaking or music.
  5. To practice; to perform the duties of; as, to exercise an office.
  6. To train to use; to discipline; to cause to perform certain acts, as preparatory to service; as, to exercise troops.
  7. To task; to keep employed; to use efforts. Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God and men. Acts xxiv.
  8. To use; to employ.
  9. To busy; to keep busy in action, exertion, or employment.
  10. To pain or afflict; to give anxiety to; to make uneasy.


Exerted; used; trained; disciplined; accustomed; made skillful by use; employed; practiced; pained; afflicted; rendered uneasy.


One who exercises.


Exerting; using; employing; training; practicing.

EX-ER-CI-TA'TION, n. [L. exercitatio, from exerceo. See Exercise.]

Exercise; practice; use. Brown. Felton.

EX-ER'GUE, n. [Gr. εξ and εργον, work.]

A little space around or without the figures of a medal, left for the inscription, cipher, device, date, &c. Encyc.

EX-ERT', v.t. [egzert'; L. exero, for exsero; ex and sero, to throw, to thrust, for this is the radical sense of sero.]

  1. Literally, to thrust forth; to emit; to push out. Dryden. Before the gems exert / Their feeble heads. Philips. [An unusual application.]
  2. To bring out; to cause to come forth; to produce. But more generally,
  3. To put or thrust forth, as strength, force, or ability; to strain; to put in action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body or limbs; to exert efforts; to exert powers or faculties; to exert the mind.
  4. To put forth; to do or perform. When the will has exerted an act of command on any faculty of the soul. South. To exert one's self, is to use efforts; to strive.

EX-ERT'ED, pp.

Thrust or pushed forth; put in action.

EX-ERT'ING, ppr.

Putting forth; putting in action.


The act of exerting or straining; the act of putting into motion or action; effort; a striving or struggling; as, an exertion of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs, of the mind or faculties. The ship was saved by great exertions of the crew. No exertions will suppress a vice which great men countenance.


Exerting; having power to exert.


Exertion; act of exerting.

EX-E'SION, n. [s as z. L. exesus, exedo; ex and edo, to eat.]

The act of eating out or through. [Little used.] Brown.

EX-ES'TU-ATE, v.i.

To boil; to be agitated. [EX-ES'TRI-ATE in the 1841 Addenda.]

EX-ES-TU-A'TION, n. [L. exastuatio; ex and æstuo, to boil.]

A boiling; ebullition; agitation caused by heat; effervescence. Boyle.

EXEUNT-OMNES, v.i. [Exeunt omnes; L.]

All go out.

EX-FO'LI-ATE, v.t. [L. exfolio; ex and folium, a leaf.]

In surgery, to separate and come off in scales, as pieces of carious bone; in mineralogy, to scale off, as the lamins of a mineral.


Separated in thin scales, as a carious bone.