prac·ti·cal

 

 

prac·ti·cal  (ˈpraktikəl),  adj.  [obs. Fr. practique, pratique  <  LL. practicus (see PRACTICE) ;  + —al],  1.  of, exhibited in, or obtained through practice or action: as, practical knowledge: opposed ot theoretical, speculative, ideal.  2.  that can be used; workable; useful: as, practical proposals.  3.  designed for use; utilitarian: as, a practical dress.  4.  concerned with the application of knowledge to useful ends, as distinguished from speculation, etc.: as, practical science, a practical mind.  5.  given to or experienced from actual practice: as, a practical farmer.  6.  of, concerned with, or dealing efficiently with everyday activities, work, etc.  7.  that is so in practice, whether or not in theory, intention, law, etc.; virtual.  8.  matter-of-fact.

 

National Poetry Month is drawing to a close, but we still have a few poems from dictionary project contributors. Enjoy today’s feature, a poem by Kristi Maxwell:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristi Maxwell thinks and writes in Tucson, where she also teaches creative writing, literature, and composition around town and serves on the board of POG, a non-profit literary arts organization. Her books include Re– (Ahsahta Press, 2011), Hush Sessions (Saturnalia Books, 2009), and Realm Sixty-four (Ahsahta, 2008).

 

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