Definition of Endeavour

1. Noun. A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness). "He had doubts about the whole enterprise"




2. Verb. Attempt by employing effort. "We endeavor to make our customers happy"
Exact synonyms: Endeavor, Strive
Specialized synonyms: Struggle, Be At Pains, Take Pains, Buck
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Derivative terms: Endeavor, Endeavor, Striving

3. Noun. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something. "She gave it a good try"

Definition of Endeavour

1. Verb. (obsolete reflexive) To exert oneself. (defdate 15th-17th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To attempt through application of effort (to do something); to try strenuously. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To attempt (something). (defdate 16th-17th c.) ¹

4. Noun. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal. ¹

5. Noun. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endeavour

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endeavour

endearednesses
endearing
endearingly
endearingness
endearment
endearments
endears
endeavor
endeavor'd
endeavored
endeavorer
endeavorers
endeavoring
endeavorment
endeavors
endeavour (current term)
endeavour'd
endeavoured
endeavourest
endeavoureth
endeavouring
endeavourment
endeavours
endebted
endebtedness
endecagon
endecagynous
endecane
endecanes
endecaphyllous

Literary usage of Endeavour

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1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1839)
"3. Certain theorems concerning the nature of motion.—4. Divers considerations of motion.—5. The way by which the first endeavour of bodies moved tendeth.—6. ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1867)
"Exploration of the endeavour Eiver, Cape York Peninsula, Australia. By JOHN JARDINE, Esq., Police Magistrate, Somerset, Cape York. ..."

3. A Plea for the Queen's English: Stray Notes on Speaking and Spelling by Henry Alford (1881)
""endeavour 132. A mistake is very generally made by ourselves." •' ' J * our clergy in reading the collect for the second Sunday after Easter. ..."

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