What does endeavour mean?

Definitions for endeavour
en·deav·our

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterprise, endeavor, endeavournoun

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

    "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"

  2. attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryverb

    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, striveverb

    attempt by employing effort

    "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

Wiktionary

  1. endeavournoun

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

    Etymology: endeveren, corresponding to ; compare .

  2. endeavournoun

    Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.

    Etymology: endeveren, corresponding to ; compare .

  3. endeavourverb

    To exert oneself.

    Etymology: endeveren, corresponding to ; compare .

  4. endeavourverb

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

    Etymology: endeveren, corresponding to ; compare .

  5. endeavourverb

    To attempt (something).

    Etymology: 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

Examples of endeavour in a Sentence

  1. Sir Ernest Shackleton:

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

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    Pain is that teacher who teaches you to be strong; to be that kind of a person who can face the toughest challenges in the hardest situations. Suffering Is that treasure which makes you vigorous and helps you to survive in the most darkest of the time. Hardship is that endeavour which will never go in vein. It is that effort which shall help you to grow and to reach to your ultimate goal. And Failure is that chance which gives you the opportunity to rediscover and improve yourself.

  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. Emeasoba George:

    Life is too short to be passive and unproductive. Thus, live out loud, be productive, make impact and endeavour to make every minute of your life count. -Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    If you can imagine anything, then you can create it as well. Oh! yes, you can. But, when you eventually create it, endeavour to share it with those that are in need of it. -Emeasoba George

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