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Another word for essay

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Noun
  1. A relatively brief discourse written especially as an exercise

      1. A work of music, literature, or art, or its structure or organization.
      2. A painting, sculpture, etc. with respect to the aesthetic arrangement of its elements or features
      3. The putting together of words, esp. in a correct and effective way; art of writing
      1. Short-term debt instruments, especially commercial paper.
      2. A wrapper made of paper, often with its contents:
      3. A single piece or sheet of paper
      1. (Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
      2. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      3. (Short for) theme song
    See also:

    words

  2. A procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
      2. An examination or testing
      3. The result of such an analysis.
      1. (Printing) An impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes
      2. A test or trial of the truth, worth, quality, etc. of something
      3. (Photog.) A trial print of a negative
      1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
      2. (Chem.) A trial or reaction for identifying a substance or ingredient
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      1. An instance of such a proceeding:
      2. The act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test
      3. A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
      1. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition)
      2. A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
      3. A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
    See also:

    investigate

  3. A trying to do or make something

      1. An attack; an assault:
      2. An effort or a try.
      1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
      2. An attempt or try:
      3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
      1. Something done or produced through exertion; an achievement:
      2. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
      3. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
      1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
      2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
      3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
      1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
      2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
      3. An attempt; an effort:
      1. (Law) A proposal supported by adequate consideration, the full and complete acceptance of which constitutes a contract
      2. Something offered; presentation, proposal, suggestion, bid, etc.
      3. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
      1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
      3. An attempt; a try:
      1. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      2. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
      3. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
      2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
      3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
      1. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
      2. One who shoots in a particular way:
      3. Any attempt or try
      1. Something that has been taken
      2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
      3. An attempt or a try:
      1. The analysis of an ore, alloy, drug, etc. to determine the nature, proportion, or purity of the ingredients
      2. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
      3. The result of such an analysis.
    See also:

    try

Verb
  1. To make an attempt to do or make

      1. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
      2. To attempt
      3. To attempt; try:
      1. To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
      2. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
      3. (Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
      1. 1669 May 18, Sir Isaac Newton, Letter (to Francis Aston):
      2. (Intransitive) To attempt through application of effort (to do something); to try strenuously. [from 16th c.]
      3. (Archaic) To try to achieve
      1. To go to; resort to
      2. To try to locate or discover; search for:
      3. To try; attempt
      1. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
      2. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
      3. To make great efforts; try very hard
      1. To subject to trials, annoyance, etc.; afflict
      2. To attempt to open (a door or window) in testing to see whether it is locked
      3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
  2. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. To make an assay of; test; analyze
      2. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
      3. To attempt; try:
      1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
      2. To test or check the condition or health of:
      3. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
      1. (Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
      2. (Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
      3. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
      1. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
      2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
      3. To subject to a test; try
      1. (Obs.) To find to be so by test or experience; prove
      2. To make an effort; strive:
      3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      1. To test something in order to see if it works.
      2. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.

Another word for essay

Noun
  1. Expository writing

      1. A painting, sculpture, etc. with respect to the aesthetic arrangement of its elements or features
      2. The putting together of words, esp. in a correct and effective way; art of writing
      3. The makeup of a thing or person; aggregate of ingredients or qualities and manner of their combination; constitution
      1. (Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
      2. A thing of a certain kind; separate item
      3. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
      1. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      2. An article in a magazine, newspaper, etc.
      3. An instance; a specimen:
      1. A short essay, esp. one written as an assignment in a school course
      2. A topic or subject, as of a lecture, sermon, essay, etc.
      3. (Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
    See also:

    exposition

  2. An effort

    See also:

    effort