essaying


essaying
es·say || 'eseɪ n. attempt, endeavor; composition, article v. attempt; test, experiment

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  • Essaying — Essay Es*say , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Essayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Essaying}.] [F. essayer. See {Essay}, n.] 1. To exert one s power or faculties upon; to make an effort to perform; to attempt; to endeavor; to make experiment or trial of; to try.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Essay — Es*say , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Essayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Essaying}.] [F. essayer. See {Essay}, n.] 1. To exert one s power or faculties upon; to make an effort to perform; to attempt; to endeavor; to make experiment or trial of; to try. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Essayed — Essay Es*say , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Essayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Essaying}.] [F. essayer. See {Essay}, n.] 1. To exert one s power or faculties upon; to make an effort to perform; to attempt; to endeavor; to make experiment or trial of; to try.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Essay — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Essay >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 essay essay trial endeavor attempt Sgm: N 1 aim aim struggle venture adventure speculation coup d essai debut Sgm: N 1 probation …   English dictionary for students

  • Tentative — Ten*ta tive, a. [L. tentare to try: cf. F. tentatif. See {Tempt}.] Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental. A slow, tentative manner. Carlyle. {Ten*ta tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tentatively — Tentative Ten*ta tive, a. [L. tentare to try: cf. F. tentatif. See {Tempt}.] Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental. A slow, tentative manner. Carlyle. {Ten*ta tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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