attempt n

see attempt, v.

  1. Effort; exertion; strain; work; labor.
  2. Attack; fight; [fig.] will to live; struggle for life.
  3. Unsuccessful effort; hopeless endeavor.

attempt [attempted, attempting] v

OFr < L. ad + tento, try, test, stretch.

  1. Labor; strain; struggle.
  2. Aspire to reach; seek to procure; strive to obtain.
  3. Attack; assail; assault.
  4. Try; undertake.