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.

  2. effortnoun

    An endeavour.

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

  3. effortverb

    To make an effort.

  4. effortverb

    To stimulate.

    He efforted his spirits. uE000127628uE001 Fuller.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Effortnoun

    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.

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. Maggie Hassan:

    Because that effort here in Congress is being blocked by a minority which is abusing its power, I believe the power has come to change the Senate rules to allow a straight up-or-down majority vote on this fundamental issue of democracy.

  2. Sean Sweeney:

    The (defensive) togetherness combined with the effort has been really, really strong as of late, we’re doing a real good job of is understanding what the plan is and then, if there isn’t something that we prepared for, cover for each other when it’s needed.

  3. Michael Winner:

    A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.

  4. Christopher Thomas:

    Credit should be given for Google's good faith attempts to find a solution to the Commission's concerns with its three commitments offers and the almost 9 months engineering effort spent building that solution provisionally agreed with the Commission.

  5. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    Terror doesn't have a nation, race or homeland, that is why we have been consistent in underlining the need for a global effort to fight terror.

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