Definitions of try

The word "try" uses 3 letters: rty.

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n. - 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). 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to. 2

v. t. - To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse. 2

v. t. - To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience. 2

v. t. - To essay; to attempt; to endeavor. 2

v. i. - To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn. 2

v. i. - To do; to fare; as, how do you try! 2

n. - A screen, or sieve, for grain. 2

n. - Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial. 2

v. t. - Refined; select; excellent; choice. 2

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