Definitions for essays

essays es·say

Spelling: [noun es-ey for 1, 2; es-ey, e- Essays is a 6 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 9 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 8 points.

You can make 44 anagrams from letters in essays (aesssy).

Definitions for essays


  1. a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative.
  2. anything resembling such a composition:
  3. an effort to perform or accomplish something; attempt.
  4. Philately. a design for a proposed stamp differing in any way from the design of the stamp as issued.
  5. Obsolete. a tentative effort; trial; assay.

verb (used with object)

  1. to try; attempt.
  2. to put to the test; make trial of.

Origin of essays

1475-85; Middle French essayer, cognate with Anglo-French assayer to assay Late Latin exagium a weighing, equivalent to *exag(ere), for Latin exigere to examine, tes

Examples for essays

Thus, in one way or another, almost all these essays have a value.

Very wise are these essays, but their wisdom is not altogether that of this world.

I would be happy to see books of essays that have the benefit of multiple drafts and editors.

If these essays, like all essays, are a form of trying, Daum incites her readers to try, too.

There are also essays on Jean Rys, Sylvia Plath, the Brontës, and Henry Roth.

Sympathizers with McClellan's essays on military or on other matters!

People in the comments section were complaining about the length of one of these essays that ran in The New Yorker.

In this duty lies my excuse for the publication of these essays.

This is not to say that I claim success in the essays that follow.

And then a lot of these essays are appearing on the internet, and many of these personal essays are by women.

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