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Verb
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essays, plural;
  1. Attempt or try
    • - essay a smile
Noun
  1. A short piece of writing on a particular subject

  2. An attempt or effort
    • - a misjudged essay
  3. A trial design of a postage stamp yet to be accepted


  1. an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  2. try: 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"
  3. a tentative attempt
  4. test: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
  5. An essay is a short piece of writing which is often written from an author's personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. ...
  6. A numismatic essay is a coin prototype proposed for general sale or circulation.
  7. In philately, an essay is a design for a proposed stamp submitted to the postal authorities for consideration but not used, or used after alterations have been made.Mackay, James. Philatelic Terms Illustrated. 4th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2003, p.50. ...
  8. (Essays (book)) Essays is the title given to a collection of 107 essays written by Michel de Montaigne that was first published in 1580. Montaigne essentially invented the literary form of essay, a short subjective treatment of a given topic, of which the book contains a large number. ...
  9. (Essays (Francis Bacon)) Essayes: Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion. Seene and Allowed (1597) was the first published book by the philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon. ...
  10. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject; A test, experiment; an assay; An attempt; To try; To move forth, as into battle
  11. (Essays) Maelzel's Chess Player (1836) · The Daguerreotype (1840) · The Philosophy of Furniture (1840) · A Few Words on Secret Writing (1841) · The Rationale of Verse (1843) · Morning on the Wissahiccon (1844) · Old English Poetry (1845) · The Philosophy of Composition (1846) · The Poetic ...
  12. Essays are pieces of written work, which are submitted by students to the university and is one form of assessment. ...
  13. (Essays) The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal includes "Iowa Was Never Like This"
  14. (Essays) These are stamp designs which the postal authority has considered, but decided not to use.
  15. (Essays) or Commentaries written by established scientists with valuable perspectives.
  16. (essays) (in  nonfictional prose: Philosophy and politics)
  17. ABC Essays and Academic Writing
  18. a trial or design of new note. It may be drawn, printed or partially printed.
  19. A stamp produced for trial or experimental purposes prior to the issue of the final agreed design.
  20. A brief work of nonfiction that offers an opinion on a subject. The purpose of an essay may be to express ideas and feelings, to analyze, to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. ...
  21. The artwork of a proposed design for a stamp. Some essays are rendered photographically. Others are drawn in pencil or ink or are painted. Most essays are rejected. One becomes the essay for the accepted design.
  22. Trickster's Pregnancy and the Seasons of Corn
  23. A prose composition with a focused subject of discussion. The term was coined by Michel de Montaigne to describe his 1580 collection of brief, informal reflections on himself and on various topics relating to human nature. An essay can also be a long, systematic discourse. ...
  24. A short nonfiction prose piece: a short analytical, descriptive, or interpretive piece of literary or journalistic prose dealing with a particular topic, especially from a personal and unsystematic viewpoint.
  25. Essay is a relatively short prose composition on a limited topic. Most essays are 500 to 1,000 words long and focus on a clearly definable question to be answered or problem to be solved. ...