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Definitions of try

  1. To endeavour; to make an effort; to show. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man's opinions. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To essay; to attempt; to endeavor. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Refined; select; excellent; choice. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; - frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To prove by experiment; test; as, prove; make a test of; purify or refine, as metals; melt out, as fat; put through a trial or test; examine judicially; subject to strain; as, the light tries the eyes; subject to trouble or affliction; as, a sadly tried people; decide, as by argument, contest, etc.; attempt to do; use as an experiment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To test: to sift: to prove by experiment: to purify: to examine judicially: to examine carefully: to experience: to attmept: to use as means: to put to severe trial, cause suffering to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To test; examine carefully; investigate judicially; purify; attempt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To test; experiment with; put on trial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To undertake; attempt; endeavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To strain; distress; afflict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To endeavor; to make an effort; to try an experiment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To endeavor: to make an effort:-pa.t. and pa.p. tried. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To endeavor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To put forth effort; attempt; endeavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To examine; to prove by experiment; to experience; to prove by or act upon as a test; to examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; to attempt; to purify; to refine; to use as means; to strain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To attempt; to endeavour; to make or use exertion in order to perform; to make experiment on; to prove by experiment; to examine; to bring before a tribunal or into a court of law; to examine judicially by witnesses; to purify or refine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. Trying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. A screen, or sieve, for grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. In Rugby and Northern Union football, a score (counting three points) made by grounding the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line; - so called because it entitles the side making it to a place kick for a goal (counting two points more if successful) Webster Dictionary DB
  35. An attempt; an effort; a test. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. TRIER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. A trial. To try on, to fit on an article of dress. To try out, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. Tried. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for try

  1. I don't see why we should not have a try – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  2. " Let me have a try he said. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
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