• (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.
  • (v. t.) To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
  • (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.
  • (v. t.) To subject to severe trial; to put to the test; to cause suffering or trouble to.
  • (v. t.) To experiment with; to test by use; as, to try a remedy for disease; to try a horse.
  • (v. t.) To strain; to subject to excessive tests; as, the light tries his eyes; repeated disappointments try one's patience.
  • (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.
  • (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.
  • (v. t.) To experience; to have or gain knowledge of by experience.
  • (v. t.) To essay; to attempt; to endeavor.
  • (v. i.) To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt; as, you must try hard if you wish to learn.
  • (v. i.) To do; to fare; as, how do you try!
  • (n.) A screen, or sieve, for grain.
  • (n.) Act of trying; attempt; experiment; trial.
  • (v. t.) Refined; select; excellent; choice.

Compare try with other words:

toy vs. try

pry vs. try

tried vs. try

trey vs. try

fry vs. try

tory vs. try

try vs. wry

gry vs. try

tray vs. try

troy vs. try

dry vs. try

thy vs. try

treat vs. try

challenge vs. try

eat vs. try

intend vs. try

struck vs. try

consider vs. try

prove vs. try

mobile vs. try

set vs. try

try vs. want

craft vs. try

essaying vs. try

ettle vs. try

dare vs. try

effort vs. try

tribulation vs. try

prosecute vs. try

fand vs. try

conversion vs. try

judge vs. try

try vs. woo

endeavor vs. try

addeem vs. try

content vs. try

retry vs. try

test vs. try

assay vs. try

convert vs. try

excellent vs. try

tasting vs. try

sampling vs. try

try vs. whirl

stab vs. try

touchdown vs. try

bash vs. try

trier vs. try

try vs. trying

trial vs. try

execute vs. try

sample vs. try

taste vs. try

experiment vs. try

refine vs. try

ore vs. try

purify vs. try

separate vs. try

essay vs. try

endeavour vs. try

cross vs. try

mint vs. try

strive vs. try

seek vs. try

chance vs. try

attempt vs. try

fight vs. try

look vs. try

hear vs. try

say vs. try