What does endeavour mean?

Definitions for endeavour

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavour(noun)

    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

  2. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try(verb)

    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"

  3. endeavor, endeavour, strive(verb)

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

Wiktionary

  1. endeavour(Noun)

    A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.

  2. endeavour(Noun)

    Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.

  3. endeavour(Verb)

    To exert oneself.

  4. endeavour(Verb)

    To attempt through application of effort (to do something); to try strenuously.

  5. endeavour(Verb)

    To attempt (something).

  6. Origin: endeveren, corresponding to ; compare .

Freebase

  1. Endeavour

    The Endeavour was a long-distance passenger train service between Wellington and Napier in the North Island of New Zealand. The service was modelled on the Southerner service in the South Island, and operated from 1972 to 1989.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Endeavour

    en-dev′ur, v.i. to strive to accomplish an object: to attempt or try.—v.t. to attempt.—n. an exertion of power towards some object: attempt or trial.—n. Endeav′ourment (Spens.), endeavour.—Do one's endeavour, to do one's utmost. [Fr. en devoiren, in (with force of 'to do' or 'make,' as in en-amour, en-courage), and devoir, duty.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endeavour in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endeavour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Ernest Shackleton:

    Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    To truly love one & all is a due i.e. it's a moral obligation required of you for life. So, endeavour to pay it over & over again.

  3. Van Rooyen:

    I take this job at a very challenging time. I will endeavour to ensure every policy is directed at creating favourable investment conditions that will lead to the development of South Africa for all South Africans.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    Prosperity attends the lion-hearted man who exerts himself, while we say, destiny will ensure it. Laying aside destiny, show manly fortitude by thy own strength: if thou endeavour, and thy endeavours fail of success, what crime is there in failing?

  5. Malcolm Turnbull:

    Putting our navy in the right situation to keep us safe and putting our naval ship building industry in the right place to build the ships we need for the future is a great national endeavour, it will directly secure more than 2,500 jobs for decades to come.

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