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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 try /ˈtraɪ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 Try 縮寫

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Try v. t. [imp. & p. p. tried p. pr. & vb. n. Trying.]
 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. [Obs.]
 2. To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
    The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.   --Ps. xii. 6.
    For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.   --Ps. lxvi. 10.
 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.
 5. To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.
    Come, try upon yourselves what you have seen me.   --Shak.
    To ease her cares the force of sleep she tries.   --Swift.
 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.
    Left I the court, to see this quarrel tried.   --Shak.
 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. [Slang] --Dickens.
 Syn: -- To attempt; endeavor; strive; aim; examine.
 Usage: -- Try, Attempt. To try is the generic, to attempt is the specific, term. When we try, we are usually uncertain as to success; when we attempt, we have always some definite object in view which we seek to accomplish. We may be indifferent as to the result of a trial, but we rarely attempt anything without a desire to succeed.
 He first deceased: she for a little tried
 To live without him; liked it not, and died.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 Alack, I am afraid they have a waked,
 And 't is not done. The attempt, and not the deed,
 Confounds us.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Try 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! [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Try, n.
 1. A screen, or sieve, for grain. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
 2. Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.
    This breaking of his has been but a try for his friends.   --Shak.
 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).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Try, a.  Refined; select; excellent; choice. [Obs.] “Sugar that is try.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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" [syn: attempt, effort, endeavor,
      v 1: 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" [syn: seek, attempt, essay, assay]
      2: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental
         use to; "This approach has been tried with good results";
         "Test this recipe" [syn: test, prove, try out, examine,
      3: 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" [syn: judge, adjudicate]
      4: take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the
         regional dishes" [syn: sample, try out, taste]
      5: examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process;
         "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be
         tried in California" [syn: hear]
      6: give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these
      7: test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!" [syn: strain,
      8: melt (fat, lard, etc.) in order to separate out impurities;
         "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" [syn: render]
      9: put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks
         nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks" [syn: try
      [also: tried]