- practical art,
- practical effect,
- practical imperative,
- practical joke,
- practical nurse
Origin of practical
Examples from the Web for practical
A practical man who refused to run from the dreams that always drove him.
This government obligation is limited by practical considerations of safety and security.
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|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
This last proviso, however, as we shall see, takes away almost all practical importance from the proposition.
Like everything else in the Congo, this town has been arranged and built for practical use.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
The honor, such as it is, belongs to our aerial godfather, among whose lesser vices may be included that of practical joking.High Adventure|James Norman Hall
Not that the chamber was cheerful—far from it, for it was intensely dark,—but our Indian was a practical man.The Walrus Hunters|R.M. Ballantyne
The use of khaddar represents nothing more than a most practical recognition of the greatest economic necessity of the country.The Wheel of Fortune|Mahatma Gandhi
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.