What does effort mean?

Definitions for effort
ˈɛf ərtef·fort

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. feat, effort, exploitnoun

    a notable achievement

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

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. effortnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From effort, from esfort, deverbal noun from esforcier, from *exfortiare, from ex + fortis

  2. effortnoun

    An endeavour.

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

    Etymology: From effort, from esfort, deverbal noun from esforcier, from *exfortiare, from ex + fortis

  3. effortverb

    To make an effort.

    Etymology: From effort, from esfort, deverbal noun from esforcier, from *exfortiare, from ex + fortis

  4. effortverb

    To stimulate.

    He efforted his spirits. uE000127628uE001 Fuller.

    Etymology: From effort, from esfort, deverbal noun from esforcier, from *exfortiare, from ex + fortis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effortnoun

    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. Effortnoun

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

  3. Effortverb

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. effort

    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

  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

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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

Examples of effort in a Sentence

  1. John Blackmon:

    Google Maps’s almost an indoctrination of distrust of police and we’ve got to put a stop to Google Maps, there are other socio-economic topics that are available and they want to focus half of their effort on negativity towards the police ? That seems odd to me. PARENTS ANGERED AFTER PLANNED PARENTHOOD PARTNER LEADS ‘ GRAPHIC ’ SEX-ED LESSON IN SCIENCE CLASS Students can pick.

  2. Bennie Thompson:

    Her leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort.

  3. Chris Edwards:

    Park agencies are always complaining that they have a shortage of funding, but the Marin County Parks effort to prevent mountain bikers from having fun shows that it has money to burn.

  4. Kenton Thibaut:

    You're seeing this really concerted effort [ from China ] to undermine Kenton Thibaut democracy and put forward an alternate view.

  5. Supreme Court nominee Brett KavanaughHe:

    Both sides believe the stakes are big and put a lot of energy and effort into prevailing.

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