Definition of TRYING

verb : TRYING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world" ;

  • 3. (

    ) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials" ;

  • 5. (

    ) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California" ;

  • 6. (

    ) give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students" ;

  • 8. (

    ) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole" ;

  • 9. (

    ) put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks" ;

Adjective : TRYING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) hard to endure; "fell upon trying times" ;

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