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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effort  \Ef"fort\,  v.  t. 
  To  stimulate.  [Obs.]  ``He  efforted  his  spirits.''  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Effort  \Ef"fort\,  n.  [F.  effort,  OF  esfort,  for  esfors  esforz 
  fr  esforcier  See  {Efforce}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  We  prize  the  stronger  effort  of  his  power.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  A  force  acting  on  a  body  in  the  direction  of  its 
  motion.  --Rankine. 
 
  Syn:  Endeavor;  exertion;  struggle;  strain;  straining; 
  attempt;  trial;  essay.  See  {Attempt}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  effort 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {attempt},  {endeavor},  {endeavour}, 
  {try}] 
  2:  use  of  physical  or  mental  energy;  hard  work  "he  got  an  A 
  for  effort";  "they  managed  only  with  great  exertion"  [syn: 
  {elbow  grease},  {exertion},  {travail},  {sweat}] 
  3:  a  notable  achievement:  "the  book  was  her  finest  effort" 
  [syn:  {deed},  {feat},  {exploit}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {campaign}, 
  {cause},  {crusade},  {drive},  {movement}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Effort,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  18330 




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