(noun, verb)


1. a state at a particular time

- a condition (or state) of disrepair

Similar word(s): status

Definition categories: state

2. an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

Similar word(s): precondition, stipulation

Definition categories: communication, assumption, premise, premiss

3. a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

- the human condition

Definition categories: state

4. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

Similar word(s): circumstance, consideration

Definition categories: thought, information

5. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

Similar word(s): shape

Definition categories: state, healthiness

6. an illness, disease, or other medical problem

- a heart condition

- a skin condition

Definition categories: state, illness, malady, sickness, unwellness

7. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement

- the contract set out the conditions of the lease

Similar word(s): strings, term

Definition categories: communication, statement

8. the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition

Definition categories: thought, procedure, process

Sentences with condition as a noun:

- Environmental protection is a condition for sustainabilityā€ˇ.

- My aunt couldn't walk up the stairs in her condition.

- National reports on the condition of public education are dismal.

- Hypnosis is a peculiar condition of the nervous system.

- A man of his condition has no place to make request.


1. establish a conditioned response

Definition categories: social, instruct, learn, teach

2. develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Similar word(s): check, discipline, train

Definition categories: social, develop

3. specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

Similar word(s): qualify, specify, stipulate

Definition categories: communication, contract, undertake

4. put into a better state

- he conditions old cars

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

5. apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny

- I condition my hair after washing it

Definition categories: body, shampoo

Sentences with condition as a verb:

- I became conditioned to the absence of seasons in San Diego.

- They were conditioning their shins in their karate class.

- to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study