What does effort mean?

Definitions for effortˈɛf ərt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word effort.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(noun)

    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"

  2. effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat(noun)

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work

    "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

  3. feat, effort, exploit(noun)

    a notable achievement

    "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"

  4. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. effort(Noun)

    The amount of work involved in performing an activity; exertion.

    It took a lot of effort to find a decent-sized, fully-furnished apartment withing walking distance of the office.

  2. effort(Noun)

    An endeavour.

    Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans.

  3. effort(Verb)

    To make an effort.

  4. effort(Verb)

    To stimulate.

    He efforted his spirits. uE000127628uE001 Fuller.

  5. Origin: From effort, from esfort, deverbal noun from esforcier, from *exfortiare, from ex + fortis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effort(noun)

    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

  2. Effort(noun)

    a force acting on a body in the direction of its motion

  3. Effort(verb)

    to stimulate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Effort

    ef′fort, n. a putting forth of strength: attempt: struggle.—adj. Ef′fortless, making no effort: passive. [Fr.,—L. ex, out, fortis, strong.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1327

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effort' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1840

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'effort' in Nouns Frequency: #320

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of effort in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of effort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Enrique Jardiel Poncela:

    When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.

  2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

  3. Prakash Adhikari:

    You can't get single things without any single effort and effort is depend on the quality and quantity of your desire.

  4. Riyad Mansour:

    Our effort was a serious effort, genuine effort, to open the door for peace, unfortunately, the Security Council is not ready to listen to that message.

  5. John Fowles, The Magus:

    I was too green to know that all cynicism masks a failure to cope -- an impotence, in short; and that to despise all effort is the greatest effort of all.

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