Origin of practical
Synonyms for practical
Antonyms for practical
Related Words for practicalrational, factual, pragmatic, sensible, efficient, businesslike, down-to-earth, functional, feasible, sane, practicable, reasonable, workable, sober, constructive, possible, effective, sophisticated, applied, empirical
Examples from the Web for practical
Contemporary Examples of practical
A practical man who refused to run from the dreams that always drove him.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
This government obligation is limited by practical considerations of safety and security.The GOP’s Hidden Ban on Prison Abortions
December 13, 2014
On a practical level, readers are attracted to books that they can read in short bits.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life
December 6, 2014
We made it practical to give Dunham a $3.7 million book advance for penning her memoir—at 28.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure
November 6, 2014
Those nontraditional families that cannot produce children are, from such a perspective, of no practical value.What’s the Catholic Church’s Problem With Couples Without Children?
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
October 26, 2014
Historical Examples of practical
Better be common-sensed and practical, taking things as they are.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
The Phoenicians, before all else, were practical business men.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The thoughts of the men of that day were as practical as their sentiments were patriotic.
I favor as a practical policy the putting of first things first.
But one remark was at once singularly philosophical and practical.
Word Origin for practical
early 15c., practicale "of or pertaining to matters of practice; applied," with -al (1) + earlier practic (adj.) "dealing with practical matters, applied, not merely theoretical" (early 15c.), or practic (n.) "method, practice, use" (late 14c.). In some cases directly from Old French practique (adj.) "fit for action," earlier pratique (13c.) and Medieval Latin practicalis, from Late Latin practicus "practical, active," from Greek praktikos "fit for action, fit for business; business-like, practical; active, effective, vigorous," from praktos "done; to be done," verbal adjective of prassein, prattein "to do, act, effect, accomplish."
see to all intents and (for all practical) purposes.