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Essay

Essay

WordNet



noun


(1)   A tentative attempt
(2)   An analytic or interpretive literary composition

verb


(3)   Make an effort or attempt
"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"
(4)   Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"This approach has been tried with good results"
"Test this recipe"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. A test, experiment; an assay.
  2. An attempt.
  3. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.

Verb



  1. To try.
  2. To move forth, as into battle.