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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
  • n. Something resembling such a composition: a photojournalistic essay.
  • n. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing: an essay of the students' capabilities.
  • n. An initial attempt or endeavor, especially a tentative attempt.
  • v. To make an attempt at; try.
  • v. To subject to a test.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  • n. A test, experiment; an assay.
  • n. An attempt.
  • v. To try.
  • v. To move forth, as into battle.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. An effort made, or exertion of body or mind, for the performance of anything; a trial; attempt.
  • n. A composition treating of any particular subject; -- usually shorter and less methodical than a formal, finished treatise
  • n. An assay. See Assay, n.
  • v. To exert one's power or faculties upon; to make an effort to perform; to attempt; to endeavor; to make experiment or trial of; to try.
  • v. To test the value and purity of (metals); to assay. See Assay.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. A trial, attempt, or endeavor; an effort made; exertion of body or mind to perform or accomplish anything: as, an essay toward reform; an essay of strength.
  • n. An experimental trial; a test.
  • n. An assay or test of the qualities of a metal. See assay, n.
  • n. In lit., a discursive composition concerned with a particular subject, usually shorter and less methodical and finished than a treatise; a short disquisition: as, an essay on the life and writings of Homer; an essay on fossils; an essay on commerce.
  • n. Synonyms Struggle.
  • n. Treatise, dissertation, disquisition, paper, tract, tractate. See definition of treatise.
  • To make trial of; attempt; exert one's power or faculties upon; put to the test: as, to essay a difficult feat; to essay the courage of a braggart.
  • To try and test the value and purity of, as metals. Now written assay (which see).
  • Synonyms Undertake, Endeavor, etc. See attempt.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • n. a tentative attempt
  • v. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • v. make an effort or attempt
  • Verb Form
    essayed    essaying    essays   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    attempt    endeavor    effort    endeavour    try   
    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    attempt    treatise    endeavor    tract    dissertation    effort    trial    disquisition   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    A    A.    Bay    Bombay    Bua    Ca    Cabernet    Calais    Cathay    Chevrolet   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    poem    treatise    lecture    novel    pamphlet    discourse    biography    commentary    article    sketch