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Definitions of effort

  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. a notable achievement; "he performed a great deed"; "the book was her finest effort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To stimulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Expenditure of energy by skeletal muscles. Intensity of exertion may be measured by rate of oxygen consumption, heat produced, or heart rate. Perceived exertion, a psychological measure of exertion, is included. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. Severe exertion, physical or mental; struggle; attempt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A putting forth of strength: attempt: struggle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Exertion; attempt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A voluntary exertion of power; strenuous endeavor; attempt; achievement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An exertion of strength; strenuous endeavour; struggle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Exertion; endeavour; strain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. ef'fort, n. a putting forth of strength: attempt: struggle.--adj. EF'FORTLESS, making no effort: passive. [Fr.,--L. ex, out, fortis, strong.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. A muscular contraction of greater or less strength, the object of which is, either to resist an external force, or to accomplish a function, which has become naturally laborious :-such are, the act of pushing away, or of drawing a body towards us, and the more or less painful efforts used by the mother to cause the expulsion of the foetus. In France, the word effort is often used synonymously with hernia; and signifies, likewise, the painful twitches of muscles, occasioned by over-exertion, or by the rupture of some of their fleshy fibres. Sauvages calls Efforts des reins, Lumbago a nisu, the pain in the loins occasioned by bearing too heavy a burden. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. Hernia-e. des Reins, see Effort. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. Strenuous exertion; (of oratory &c.) display of power. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental; struggle; attempt; trial; essay. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. Struggle, laborious endeavour. Complete Dictionary

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