Definitions for effort
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word effort.
attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, trynoun
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"
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatnoun
use of physical or mental energy; hard work
"he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
feat, effort, exploitnoun
a notable achievement
"he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortnoun
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"
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.
Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans.
To make an effort.
He efforted his spirits. uE000127628uE001 Fuller.
Etymology: From effort, from esfort, deverbal noun from esforcier, from *exfortiare, from ex + fortis
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Struggle; laborious endeavour.
Etymology: effort, French.
If, after having gained victories, we had made the same efforts as if we had lost them, France could not have withstood us. Joseph Addison, on the State of the War.
Though the same sun, with all diffusive rays,
Blush in the rose, and in the diamond blaze,
We prize the stronger effort of his pow’r,
And always set the gem above the flow’r. Alexander Pope, Epist. 1.
Effort refers to the physical or mental energy that is exerted to achieve something. It often involves hard work, determination, or striving towards a particular goal or task. It can also mean the force applied to perform a particular action or move an object.
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
a force acting on a body in the direction of its motion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ef′fort, n. a putting forth of strength: attempt: struggle.—adj. Ef′fortless, making no effort: passive. [Fr.,—L. ex, out, fortis, strong.]
To use energy for a specific purpose.
She always made a fantastic effort and focused, she was always achieving remarkable things and always acknowledged the team who supported her.
Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'effort' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1327
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'effort' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1840
Rank popularity for the word 'effort' in Nouns Frequency: #320
The numerical value of effort in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of effort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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.
But they take your attention away your workout so you may not be giving it your best effort, paying attention to your effort—your heart rate, your breathing, the sensation in your muscles—helps you maintain a steady effort so you can burn more calories.
I will never ever doubt Rashard Higgins ’ effort or our guys ’ effort, our rule there is not to reach the ball out when it is first-and-goal, and Rashard Higgins ' knows that. Again, appreciate Rashard Higgins ' effort. Rashard Higgins ' battled like Rashard Higgins ' always does, but we have to fight that urge because it is such a big loss if it does end up being a touchback.
I’m working now to pull together Virginia charities to form a coalition to aid in this effort, this coalition will direct all donations in their entirety to this effort. While the coalition is being formed, I am directing all of the donations made through my Jerusalem Connection website that indicate ‘Ukraine’ to go 100% to this effort.
The question is, do people feel like that's best executed by giving to a campaign that they're invested in or another candidate's super PAC or our effort? we're not particularly greedy about it coming to our effort, although we have had a lot of enthusiasm for our effort.
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Translations for effort
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- مجهود, جهدArabic
- старание, усилиеBulgarian
- esforçCatalan, Valencian
- úsilí, snahaCzech
- Anstrengung, AufwandGerman
- vaiva, ponnistus, yritysFinnish
- iomairtScottish Gaelic
- ճիգ, ջանքArmenian
- 노력, 努力Korean
- efort, solicitareRomanian
- старание, усилиеRussian
- nápor, trȗdSerbo-Croatian
- ansträngning, insatsSwedish
- nỗ lực, 努力Vietnamese
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