essay

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Noun[change]

Singular
essay

Plural
essays

  1. Writing that looks at an issue or subject.
    Each student had to write an essay on his favorite author.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
essay

Third-person singular
essays

Past tense
essayed

Past participle
essayed

Present participle
essaying

  1. (transitive) To try.
  2. (intransitive) To move forth, as into battle.