Definitions for: Effort


[n] a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort"
[n] use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
[n] earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
[n] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ef"fort, n. [F. effort, OF. esfort, for esfors, esforz,
fr. esforcier. See Efforce.]
1. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or
mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more
or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the
accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a
wall.

We prize the stronger effort of his power. --Pope.

2. (Mech.) A force acting on a body in the direction of its
motion. --Rankine.

Syn: Endeavor; exertion; struggle; strain; straining;
attempt; trial; essay. See Attempt.


Ef"fort, v. t.
To stimulate. [Obs.] ``He efforted his spirits.'' --Fuller.

Synonyms: attempt, campaign, cause, crusade, deed, drive, elbow grease, endeavor, endeavour, exertion, exploit, feat, movement, sweat, travail, try

See Also: accomplishment, achievement, acquiring, activity, actuation, ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign, anti-war movement, application, batting, battle, best, bid, braving, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, causation, causing, confronting, consumerism, contribution, coping with, crack, delivery, departure, derring-do, detrition, difficulty, digging up, diligence, discovery, disinterment, disposal, disposition, ecumenical movement, effectuation, egress, egression, electioneering, emergence, equalisation, equalization, essay, exercise, exercising, exhumation, feminism, feminist movement, find, fling, foray, friction, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, getting, go, going, going away, grappling, hit, implementation, labor, labour, least effort, least resistance, leaving, leveling, liberation, lost cause, mug's game, nisus, obstetrical delivery, offer, overexertion, overkill, pains, part, pass, physical exercise, physical exertion, play, political campaign, power play, propulsion, pull, rally, rallying, recovery, reform, research effort, retrieval, rubbing, run, running away, seeking, share, shot, squeeze, squeeze play, strain, straining, striving, struggle, stunt, supererogation, tackling, takeover attempt, test, toil, touch, touching, tour de force, trial, trouble, uncovering, venture, war, whirl, women's lib, women's liberation movement, workout, worst, youth crusade, youth movement

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