practising


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practising

(ˈpræktɪsɪŋ) or

practicing

adj
1. (Theology) active with regard to a particular religion or belief system: a practising Catholic.
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) active with regard to a particular religion or belief system: a practising Catholic.
3. (Professions) active in a particular profession: a practising doctor.
Translations

practising

practicing (US) [ˈpræktɪsɪŋ] ADJ [lawyer, physician, teacher] → que ejerce como tal; [Catholic, Muslim] → practicante
he's a practising homosexualmantiene relaciones homosexuales

practising

[ˈpræktɪsɪŋ] (British) practicing (US) adj
[Christian, Muslim] → pratiquant(e)
She's a practising Catholic → Elle est catholique pratiquante.
[lawyer] → plaidant(e); [architect, teacher] → en exercice practising doctor, practising dentist
[homosexual] → pratiquant(e) m/fpractising dentist (British) practicing dentist (US) ndentiste m/f praticienpractising doctor (British) practicing doctor (US) nmédecin m/f praticien(ne)

practising

, (US) practicing
adj lawyer, doctor, homosexualpraktizierend; Christian also, socialistaktiv; teacherim Beruf stehend, seinen Beruf ausübend

practising

practicing (Am) [ˈpræktɪsɪŋ] adj (lawyer) → che esercita (la professione); (Jew, Catholic) → praticante; (homosexual) → che è attivo/a
References in classic literature ?
Julia was the only one who was held down to regular hours of practising, but they all played.
Tell ye, sir, the flesh on 't has come jest like a stone, practising on nigger--feel on it.
How to understand the deceptions she had been thus practising on herself, and living under
He and I were the only occupants of the parlour: Diana was practising her music in the drawing-room, Mary was gardening--it was a very fine May day, clear, sunny, and breezy.
I had no reason to believe that Littimer understood such arts himself; he never led me to suppose anything of the kind, by so much as the vibration of one of his respectable eyelashes; yet whenever he was by, while we were practising, I felt myself the greenest and most inexperienced of mortals.
Well, then, I wish you'd keep hold o' the tune, when it's set for you; if you're for practising, I wish you'd practise that," said a large jocose-looking man, an excellent wheelwright in his week-day capacity, but on Sundays leader of the choir.
We are practising for an English Academy of Letters.
To proceed: every time he passed with his vessel he anchored in a cove that was not two crossbow shots from the garden where Zoraida was waiting; and there the renegade, together with the two Moorish lads that rowed, used purposely to station himself, either going through his prayers, or else practising as a part what he meant to perform in earnest.
Hosts loved to detain the dry lawyer, when the light-hearted and loose-tongued had already their foot on the threshold; they liked to sit a while in his unobtrusive company, practising for solitude, sobering their minds in the man's rich silence after the expense and strain of gaiety.
But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault-- because I will not take the trouble of practising.
I got it for--for--for--" the detected Conspirator stammered, trying her best to put on the assassin-expression that she had been practising at the looking-glass.
Her cousins' former gaiety on the day of a ball was no longer surprising to her; she felt it to be indeed very charming, and was actually practising her steps about the drawing-room as long as she could be safe from the notice of her aunt Norris, who was entirely taken up at first in fresh arranging and injuring the noble fire which the butler had prepared.