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Definitions of effect

  1. cause to happen or occur; "The scientists set up a shockwave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. act so as to bring about; "effect a change" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; "the effects of sleep loss"; "the effect of the anesthetic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. produce; "The scientists set up a shockwave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. act so as to bring into existence; "effect a change" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Manifestation; expression; sign. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The purport; the sum and substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; - with to. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Goods; movables; personal estate; - sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To produce as a cause, consequence, or result; accomplish; bring about. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Result; purpose; impression. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. The result or consequence of an action. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  25. That which is produced by an operating agent or cause: the result or consequence of the application of a cause or of the action of an agent on some subject: consequence: result: as, the effect of luxury, of intemperance, of cold, etc.: he spoke with great effect: the effect of this war was the breaking up of the kingdom. "Effect is the substance produced, or simple idea introduced into any subject by the exerting of power."-Locke. Power to-produce consequences or results: force: validity: importance: account: as, the obligation is void and of no effect. "Christ is become of no effect to you."-Gal. v. 4. Purport: tenor: import or general intent: as, he made the purchase for his friend, and immediately wrote him to that effect: his speech was to the effect that, etc.: completion: perfection. "Not so worthily to be brought to heroical effect by fortune or necessity."-Sir P. Sidney. Reality: not mere appearance: fact: substance. "No other in effect than what it seems."-Denham. "To say of a celebrated piece that there are faults in it, is, in effect, to say the author is a man."-Addison. The impression produced on the mind, as by natural scenery, a picture, musical composition, or other work or art, by the object as a whole, before its details are examined: the ensemble or general result of all the qualities of a work of art. "The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place."-W. Irving. (pl.) Goods: movables: personal estate: as, the people escaped from the iown with their effects. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Something done; result; operation; impression. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To accomplish; bring to pass. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To cause; product; achieve; accomplish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Aresult; product; consequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The substance of a statement; gist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Active operation; execution. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Fact or reality; following in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Movable goods. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. That which is produced by an agent or cause; consequence; intent; advantage; force or validity; completion; reality; fact; general impression; goods; movables; personal estate; truthful imitation, heightened and made more impressive chiefly by the artifices of light, shade, and colour; that impression which a composition makes on the car and mind, in performance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To produce; to cause to be; to accomplish or achieve. For effect, for the purpose of heightening or exaggerating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Result or consequence of a cause or agent; consequence; result; impression produced by certain combinations, as in a picture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To produce; to bring to pass; to accomplish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to. mso.anu.edu.au
  39. Goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects. mso.anu.edu.au
  40. The operation of a law, of an agreement, or an act, is called its effect. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  41. By the laws of the United States, a patent cannot be granted for an effect only, but it may be for a new mode or application of machinery to produce effects. 1 Gallis. 478; see 4 Mason, 1; Pet. C. C. R. 394; 2 N. H. R. 61. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  42. ef-fekt', n. the result of an action: impression produced: reality: the consequence intended: (pl.) goods: property.--v.t. to produce: to accomplish.--ns. EFFEC'TER, EFFEC'TOR.--adjs. EFFEC'TIBLE, that may be effected; EFFEC'TIVE, having power to effect: causing something: powerful: serviceable.--adv. EFFEC'TIVELY.--n. EFFEC'TIVENESS.--adjs. EFFECT'LESS, without effect, useless; EFFEC'TUAL, successful in producing the desired effect: (Shak.) decisive.--n. EFFECTUAL'ITY.--adv. EFFEC'TUALLY.--v.t. EFFEC'TUATE, to accomplish.--n. EFFECTUA'TION.--EFFECTUAL CALLING (theol.), the invitation to come to Christ which the elect receive.--FOR EFFECT, so as to make a telling impression; GENERAL EFFECT, the effect produced by a picture, &c., as a whole; GIVE EFFECT TO, to accomplish, perform; IN EFFECT, in truth, really: substantially.--LEAVE NO EFFECTS, to die without property to bequeath.--TAKE EFFECT, to begin to operate: to come into force. [Fr.,--L. effic[)e]re, effectum, to accomplish--ex, out, fac[)e]re, to make.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Result, consequence; efficacy, as of no e.; combination of colour or form in picture &c., as a pretty e.; (pl.) property, as personal ee., no ee. (written by banker on dishonoured cheque); give e. to, take e., make, become, operative; impression produced on spectator, hearer, &c., as calculated for e.; bring to, carry into, e., accomplish; in e., for practical purposes. Hence effectless n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Bring about, accomplish; e. (take out) a policy (of insurance). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. n. [Latin] That which is produced by an agent or cause; result; consequence; event; impression produced;—purpose; general intention;—profit; advantage;—force; validity; efficiency -reality; actual fact;—pl. Goods; movables ; personal estate. Cabinet Dictionary
  46. That which is produced by an operating cause; consequence, event; reality, not mere appearance; in the plural, goods, moveables. Complete Dictionary

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