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noun work·out \ˈwərk-ˌau̇t\

Simple Definition of workout

  • : a period of physical exercise that you do in order to improve your fitness, ability, or performance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of workout

  1. 1 :  a practice or exercise to test or improve one's fitness for athletic competition, ability, or performance

  2. 2 :  a test of one's ability, capacity, stamina, or suitability

  3. 3 :  an undertaking or plan intended to resolve a problem of indebtedness especially in lieu of bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings

Examples of workout in a sentence

  1. The team had a good workout at practice today.

  2. Her workout includes running on the treadmill and lifting weights.



Circa 1894

First Known Use of workout

circa 1894


WORKOUT Defined for Kids

workout

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noun work·out \ˈwərk-ˌau̇t\

Definition of workout for Students

  1. :  an exercise or practice to test or improve ability or performance




Law Dictionary

workout

noun work·out

Legal Definition of workout

  1. :  an undertaking or plan intended to resolve a problem of indebtedness especially in lieu of bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings





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