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English Dictionary: effort by the DICT Development Group
4 results for effort
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
  2. use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
    Synonym(s): effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
  3. a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
    Synonym(s): feat, effort, exploit
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Effort \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
                     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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Effort \Ef"fort\, v. t.
      To stimulate. [Obs.] [bd]He efforted his spirits.[b8]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Effort, PA
      Zip code(s): 18330
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