Try is defined as to test, to make an attempt, or to determine the legal guilt or innocence.(verb)
An example of to try is to do everything possible to be at a graduation party.
The definition of a try is an attempt or effort.(noun)
An example of a try is a team's bid at the championship.
See try in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME trien < OFr trier < ? VL *tritare, to cull out, grind < L tritus, pp. of terere, to rub, thresh grain: see trite
noun pl. tries
See try in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb tried tried (trīd), try·ing, tries tries (trīz) verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English trien
Origin: , from Old French trier, to pick out
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *triāre. Usage Note: The phrase try and is commonly used as a substitute for try to, as in Could you try and make less noise? A number of grammarians have labeled the construction incorrect. To be sure, the usage is associated with informal style and strikes an inappropriately conversational note in formal writing. Sixty-five percent of the Usage Panel rejects the use in writing of the sentence Why don't you try and see if you can work the problem out between yourselves?
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