Definitions of try

  1. To endeavour; to make an effort; to show.
  2. To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
  3. To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test; as, to try weights or measures by a standard; to try a man's opinions.
  4. To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
  5. To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.
  6. To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience.
  7. To examine or investigate judicially; to examine by witnesses or other judicial evidence and the principles of law; as, to try a cause, or a criminal.
  8. To settle; to decide; to determine; specifically, to decide by an appeal to arms; as, to try rival claims by a duel; to try conclusions.
  9. To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience.
  10. To essay; to attempt; to endeavor.
  11. Refined; select; excellent; choice.
  12. To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; - frequently followed by out; as, to try out the wild corn from the good.
  13. To prove by experiment; test; as, prove; make a test of; purify or refine, as metals; melt out, as fat; put through a trial or test; examine judicially; subject to strain; as, the light tries the eyes; subject to trouble or affliction; as, a sadly tried people; decide, as by argument, contest, etc.; attempt to do; use as an experiment.
  14. To test: to sift: to prove by experiment: to purify: to examine judicially: to examine carefully: to experience: to attmept: to use as means: to put to severe trial, cause suffering to.
  15. To test; examine carefully; investigate judicially; purify; attempt.
  16. To test; experiment with; put on trial.
  17. To undertake; attempt; endeavor.
  18. To strain; distress; afflict.
  19. To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.
  20. To endeavor; to make an effort; to try an experiment.
  21. To endeavor: to make an effort:- pa. t. and pa. p. tried.
  22. To endeavor.
  23. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"
  24. test the limits of; " You are trying my patience!"
  25. put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; " Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
  26. give pain or trouble to; " I've been sorely tried by these students"
  27. To put forth effort; attempt; endeavor.
  28. To examine; to prove by experiment; to experience; to prove by or act upon as a test; to examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; to attempt; to purify; to refine; to use as means; to strain.
  29. To attempt; to endeavour; to make or use exertion in order to perform; to make experiment on; to prove by experiment; to examine; to bring before a tribunal or into a court of law; to examine judicially by witnesses; to purify or refine.
  30. Trying.
  31. A screen, or sieve, for grain.
  32. Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.
  33. In Rugby and Northern Union football, a score ( counting three points) made by grounding the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line; - so called because it entitles the side making it to a place kick for a goal ( counting two points more if successful)
  34. An attempt; an effort; a test.
  35. TRIER.
  36. A trial. To try on, to fit on an article of dress. To try out, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained.
  37. Tried.