workout

noun work·out \ ˈwərk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of workout

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

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First Known Use of workout

1892

workout Synonyms


work out

verb

Definition of work out

transitive verb
1 a :to bring about by labor and exertion
  • work out your own salvation
  • —Philemon 2:12 (King James Version)
b :to solve (something, such as a problem) by a process of reasoning or calculation
c :to devise, arrange, or achieve by resolving difficulties
  • after many years of wrangling, worked out a definite agreement
  • —A. A. Butkus
d :develop
  • the final situation is not worked out with psychological profundity
  • —Leslie Rees
2 :to discharge (a debt) by labor
3 :to exhaust (something, such as a mine) by working
intransitive verb
1 a :to prove effective, practicable, or suitable
  • how this will actually work out I don't know
  • —Milton Kotler
b :to amount to a total or calculated figure used with at or to
2 :to engage in a workout
  • works out regularly at the gym

Examples of work out in a Sentence

  1. by putting our heads together, we were able to work out the problem

  2. worked out a compromise between the warring factions

First Known Use of work out

1534


WORKOUT Defined for English Language Learners

workout

noun

Definition of workout for English Language Learners

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


WORKOUT Defined for Kids

workout

noun work·out \ ˈwərk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of workout for Students

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

Law Dictionary

workout

noun work·out

legal Definition of workout

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


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