Endeavor

  • 1 Endeavor — En*deav or, n. [Written also endeavour.] An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt; an effort; a trial. [1913 Webster] To employ all my endeavor to obey you. Sir P.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Endeavor — En*deav or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endeavored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endeavoring}.] [OE. endevor; pref. en + dever, devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See {Devoir}, {Debt}.]… …

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  • 3 Endeavor — Endeavor, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 440 Housing Units (2000): 170 Land area (2000): 0.642079 sq. miles (1.662978 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.059699 sq. miles (0.154620 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.701778 sq. miles (1.817598 …

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  • 4 Endeavor, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 440 Housing Units (2000): 170 Land area (2000): 0.642079 sq. miles (1.662978 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.059699 sq. miles (0.154620 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.701778 sq. miles (1.817598 sq. km) FIPS …

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  • 5 Endeavor — En*deav or, v. i. To exert one s self; to work for a certain end. [1913 Webster] And such were praised who but endeavored well. Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Usually with an infinitive; as, to endeavor to outstrip an antagonist. [1913 Webster] He… …

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  • 6 endeavor — vb *attempt, try, essay, strive, struggle Analogous words: apply, devote, *direct, address: determine, resolve, *decide endeavor n essay, striving, struggle, attempt, try (see under ATTEMPT vb) Analogous words: toil, labor, travail, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 endeavor — [n] attempt to achieve something aim, all*, best shot*, crash project*, dry run*, effort, enterprise, essay, exertion, fling, full blast*, full court press*, full steam*, go, header*, labor, lick*, old college try*, one’s all*, one’s level best* …

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  • 8 endeavor — [en dev′ər, indev′ər] vi. [ME endever < en (see EN 1) + dever < OFr deveir, duty, as in se mettre en deveir, to try to do: see DEVOIR] to make an earnest attempt; strive: now usually with an infinitive [to endeavor to finish first] vt.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 endeavor — I noun achievement, aim, application, assiduity, attempt, bid, campaign, cause, conatus, contentio, deed, effort, emprise, enterprise, essay, exercise, exertion, experiment exploit, feat, labor, nisus, pains, project, pursuance, pursuit, quest,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 endeavor — (n.) early 15c., pains taken to attain an object, lit. in duty, from phrase put (oneself) in dever make it one s duty (a partial translation of O.Fr. mettre en deveir put in duty ), from O.Fr. dever duty, from L. debere to owe (see DEBT (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 endeavor — 01. Hard work and determination are always important factors in the success of any [endeavor]. 02. Businessman Andrew Carnegie donated about $330 million to libraries, research projects, and world peace [endeavors]. 03. This latest mission to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 endeavor — I noun 1. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness) (Freq. 5) he had doubts about the whole enterprise • Syn: ↑enterprise, ↑endeavour • Derivationally related forms: ↑endeavour …

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  • 13 endeavor — 1. verb the company endeavored to expand its activities Syn: try, attempt, seek, undertake, aspire, aim, set out; strive, struggle, labor, toil, work, exert oneself, apply oneself, do one s best, do one s utmost, give one s all, be at pains …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 endeavor — en|deav|or1 [ ın devər ] verb intransitive FORMAL endeavor to do something to try very hard to do something: We have endeavored to make the vehicle environmentally friendly. endeavor en|deav|or 2 [ ın devər ] noun count or uncount FORMAL 1. ) an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 endeavor — To attempt; to try; to experiment. Success is not an attribute of endeavor. Experimental approach toward the commission of a crime is an endeavor. Guilt is incurred by the trial, success may aggravate, it is not a condition of it. United States v …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 endeavor — I. verb (endeavored; endeavoring) Etymology: Middle English endeveren to exert oneself, from en + dever duty more at devoir Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic to strive to achieve or reach 2. to attempt (as the fulfillment of an… …

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  • 17 endeavor — endeavorer; esp. Brit., endeavourer, n. /en dev euhr/, v.i. 1. to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive: We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed. v.t. 2. to attempt; try: He endeavors to keep things neat in his… …

    Universalium

  • 18 endeavor — en•deav•or [[t]ɛnˈdɛv ər[/t]] v. i. 1) to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive 2) to attempt earnestly; try: to endeavor to succeed[/ex] 3) cvb archaic to attempt to achieve or gain 4) a strenuous effort; attempt Also,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 endeavor —   Ho ā o, ho oikaika, imi pono, na i.   See Christian Endeavor Society …

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  • 20 endeavor — 1. noun /ɛnˈdɛvɝ,ɪnˈdɛvɝ/ a) A sincere attempt. A determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal. b) Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity. 2. verb /ɛnˈdɛvɝ,ɪnˈdɛvɝ/ a) …

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