What does the word practical mean?

Usage examples for practical

  1. If we're not practical, what are we? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. It keeps the mind cool and practical and the atmosphere commonplace and good- humoured. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  3. " Certainly," replied Thorpe in a practical tone of voice, " what do you want me to talk about?" – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White