- (obsolete) A test, experiment; an assay.
- (archaic) An attempt.
- A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
- Dutch: essay , opstel
- German: Aufsatz , Essay
- French: essai , mémoire , dissertation , rédaction
- Italian: saggio
- Spanish: ensayo
Translations: Etymology: From essai.
- (transitive) To try.
- (intransitive) To move forth, as into battle.
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