What does effort mean?

Definitions for effort
ˈɛf ərtef·fort

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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. Ron Johnson:

    In response to a bipartisan effort to give federal workers another day of paid leave by designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, we have offered a counterproposal that does not put us further in debt, we support celebrating emancipation with a federal holiday, but believe we should eliminate a current holiday in exchange. We chose Columbus Day as a holiday that is lightly celebrated, and least disruptive to Americans’ schedules.

  2. Deputy Labour Minister Dimitris Stratoulis:

    Our government is making every possible effort right now to have a positive deal, which will respect our program, which will respect the main principle of our program since we took power, which is to put a brake on wage and pension cuts.

  3. Chris Farrell:

    From very early on back in 2015, there's a concerted effort by agents from The FBI to apply intelligence tradecraft and intelligence operations to attack and undermine candidate Trump and now President Trump.

  4. Sandy Halperin:

    Help! cNN World -- you're listening to me right now...Help! What are you going to do if you're a legislator, physician, plumber, educator...it's not about me, Sandy Halperin, it's about the Alzheimer's effort!

  5. Bishop Garrison on Wednesday:

    The George Floyd murder hearing and a lot of these other day-to-day issues that greatly affect communities of color whether or not they wear a uniform or work for DoD are vitally important for us to understand. If we're going to be strong teammates we have to ensure that we're being proper allies for those individuals going through a lot of difficult times within their own communities, so having an education and training line of effort that helps us better understand these gray areas and what we need to do to help address a lot of these issues is going to be of vital importance for us.

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