Definitions for essay

Definitions for (noun) essay

Main entry: essay

Definition: a tentative attempt

Main entry: essay

Definition: an analytic or interpretive literary composition

Definitions for (verb) essay

Main entry: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world

Main entry: try, try out, test, prove, essay, examine

Definition: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

Usage: This approach has been tried with good results; Test this recipe

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