Effort

  • 1 effort — [ efɔr ] n. m. • esforz 1080; de efforcer 1 ♦ Activité d un être conscient qui mobilise toutes ses forces pour résister ou vaincre une résistance (extérieure ou intérieure). Effort physique, musculaire. Sentiment de l effort (fondement de la… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 effort — EFFORT. sub. mas. Action faite en s efforçant, en y employant beaucoup de force. Il se dit Des actions et du corps et de l esprit. Grand effort. Faire le dernier effort. Vain effort. Effort inutile. Employer tous ses efforts. Il en est venu à… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 3 effort — Effort. s. m. verb. Action faite en s efforçant, en y employant beaucoup de force. Il se dit des actions & du corps & de l esprit. Grand effort. dernier effort. vain effort. inutile effort. faire effort. faire un effort. il ne faut pour cela qu… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 effort — UK US /ˈefət/ noun ► [C or U] a serious attempt to do something: an effort to do sth »This is part of an ongoing effort to develop the Asian debt market. »The guidelines require that companies make an effort to engender a culture of ethical… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 effort — effort, exertion, pains, trouble mean the active use or expenditure of physical or mental power in producing or attempting to produce a desired result. Effort may suggest either a single action or continued activity, but it usually implies… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 effort — late 15c., from M.Fr. effort, noun of action from O.Fr. esforz force, impetuosity, strength, power, back formation from esforcier force out, exert oneself, from V.L. *exfortiare to show strength (Cf. It. sforza), from L. ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 effort — [ef′ərt] n. [Fr < OFr esforz < esforcier, to make an effort < VL * exfortiare < ex , intens. + * fortiare: see FORCE] 1. the using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power 2. a try, esp. a hard try;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 effort — I noun applied energy, arduousness, assiduity, assiduousness, attempt, conatus, contentio, endeavor, essay, exertion, expenditure of energy, hard work, industry, laboriousness, opera, pains, strain, strenuousness, struggle, toil, travail, trial,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 Effort — Ef fort, v. t. To stimulate. [Obs.] He efforted his spirits. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Effort — (fr., spr. Effohr), Anstrengung, Nachdruck, Kraft; daher Efforciren, sich anstrengen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Effort — (franz., spr. fōr), Anstrengung; sich einen E. oder Efforts geben, sich anstrengen …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 effort — [n] work, exertion accomplishment, achievement, act, aim, application, aspiration, attempt, battle, crack*, creation, deed, discipline, drill, elbow grease*, endeavor, energy, enterprise, essay, exercise, feat, fling*, force, go*, industry,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 effort — ► NOUN 1) a vigorous or determined attempt. 2) strenuous physical or mental exertion. DERIVATIVES effortful adjective. ORIGIN French, from Latin ex out + fortis strong …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 effort — (è for ; le t ne se lie pas : un è for inattendu ; au plur. l s ne se lie pas : des è for inattendus ; cependant quelques uns la lient : des è for z inattendus) s. m. 1°   Contraction musculaire qui a pour objet, soit de résister à une puissance …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 effort — noun 1 physical/mental energy needed to do sth ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable ▪ hard ▪ It took a whole day of hard effort to knock down the wall. ▪ constant, sustained ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 EFFORT — s. m. Emploi plus qu ordinaire des forces physiques ou morales. Grand effort. Léger effort. Faire le dernier effort. Vain effort. Effort inutile. Employer tous ses efforts. Il en est venu à bout sans beaucoup d efforts. Faire beaucoup d efforts,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 effort — ef|fort W1S1 [ˈefət US ˈefərt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(physical/mental energy)¦ 2¦(attempt)¦ 3 be an effort 4¦(particular situation)¦ 5 good/bad/poor etc effort ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: esfort, from esforcier to force ] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 effort */*/*/ — UK [ˈefə(r)t] / US [ˈefərt] noun Word forms effort : singular effort plural efforts Metaphor: When you put a lot of effort into doing something, it is like using a part of your body. Does she have the backbone to stand up to them? Or will she… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 effort — noun 1 PHYSICAL/MENTAL ENERGY (U) the physical or mental energy that is needed to do something: Lou lifted the box without any apparent effort. | take/require effort: It takes a lot of time and effort to get an exhibition ready. | take all the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English