v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. tried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trying.]
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.
Let the end try the man.
- Shak.
4.To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
Thus far to try thee, Adam, I was pleased.
- Milton.
These are the times that try men's souls.
- Thomas Paine (1776
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.(Law) 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.
Or try the Libyan heat or Scythian cold.
- Dryden.
10.To essay; to attempt; to endeavor.
Let us try . . . to found a path.
- Milton.
To try on
a - To put on, as a garment, to ascertain whether it fits the person.
b - To attempt; to undertake.
- Dickens.
v. i.1.To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.
2.To do; to fare; as, how do you try!
n.1.A screen, or sieve, for grain.
2.Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.
3.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).
a.1.Refined; select; excellent; choice.
Noun1.Trytry - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
Verb1.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"
Synonyms: attempt, essay, assay, seek
2.try - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
3.try - put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
Synonyms: adjudicate, judge
4.try - take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
Synonyms: sample, taste, try out
5.try - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
Synonyms: hear
6.try - give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
7.try - test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
Synonyms: strain, stress
8.try - melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
Synonyms: render
9.try - put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
Synonyms: try on
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