Definitions of effect

  1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.
  2. To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.
  3. To produce as a cause, consequence, or result; accomplish; bring about.
  4. To accomplish; bring to pass.
  5. To cause; product; achieve; accomplish.
  6. cause to happen or occur; " The scientists set up a shockwave"
  7. To produce; to cause to be; to accomplish or achieve. For effect, for the purpose of heightening or exaggerating.
  8. To produce; to bring to pass; to accomplish.
  9. Movable goods.
  10. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; " the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; " his decision had depressing consequences for business"; " he acted very wise after the event"
  11. an impression ( especially one that is artificial or contrived); " he just did it for effect"
  12. a symptom caused by an illness or a drug; " the effects of sleep loss"; " the effect of the anesthetic"
  13. produce; " The scientists set up a shockwave"
  14. act so as to bring into existence; " effect a change"
  15. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.
  16. Manifestation; expression; sign.
  17. In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury.
  18. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
  19. Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.
  20. The purport; the sum and substance.
  21. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
  22. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; - with to.
  23. Goods; movables; personal estate; - sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.
  24. Result; purpose; impression.
  25. That which is produced by an operating agent or cause: the result or consequence of the application of a cause or of the action of an agent on some subject: consequence: result: as, the effect of luxury, of intemperance, of cold, etc.: he spoke with great effect: the effect of this war was the breaking up of the kingdom. " Effect is the substance produced, or simple idea introduced into any subject by the exerting of power."- Locke. Power to- produce consequences or results: force: validity: importance: account: as, the obligation is void and of no effect. " Christ is become of no effect to you."- Gal. v. 4. Purport: tenor: import or general intent: as, he made the purchase for his friend, and immediately wrote him to that effect: his speech was to the effect that, etc.: completion: perfection. " Not so worthily to be brought to heroical effect by fortune or necessity."- Sir P. Sidney. Reality: not mere appearance: fact: substance. " No other in effect than what it seems."- Denham. " To say of a celebrated piece that there are faults in it, is, in effect, to say the author is a man."- Addison. The impression produced on the mind, as by natural scenery, a picture, musical composition, or other work or art, by the object as a whole, before its details are examined: the ensemble or general result of all the qualities of a work of art. " The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place."- W. Irving. ( pl.) Goods: movables: personal estate: as, the people escaped from the iown with their effects.
  26. Something done; result; operation; impression.
  27. Aresult; product; consequence.
  28. The substance of a statement; gist.
  29. Fact or reality; following in.
  30. That which is produced by an agent or cause; consequence; intent; advantage; force or validity; completion; reality; fact; general impression; goods; movables; personal estate; truthful imitation, heightened and made more impressive chiefly by the artifices of light, shade, and colour; that impression which a composition makes on the car and mind, in performance.
  31. Result or consequence of a cause or agent; consequence; result; impression produced by certain combinations, as in a picture.