Effort vs. Efford - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Efford

    Efford (anciently Eppeford, Elforde, etc.) is an historic manor formerly in the parish of Egg Buckland, Devon, England. Today it has been absorbed by large, mostly post-World War II, eastern suburb of the city of Plymouth. It stands on high ground above the Laira estuary of the River Plym and provides views over long distances: to the north across Dartmoor, to the east and south-east across the South Hams. It consists predominantly of local authority and housing association properties. Before this land was built upon it was known as 'The Wilds of Efford', and was largely unspoilt countryside and marsh land. That a deer park may have been attached to the manor is suggested by the survival of the street name "Deer Park Drive".

Wiktionary

  • Effort (noun)

    The work involved in performing an activity; exertion.

    "It took a lot of effort to find a decent-sized, fully-furnished apartment within walking distance of the office."

    "He made a conscious effort to not appear affected by the stories in the paper."

  • Effort (noun)

    An endeavour.

    "Although he didn't win any medals, Johnson's effort at the Olympics won over many fans."

  • Effort (noun)

    A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.

  • Effort (verb)

    To make an effort.

  • Effort (verb)

    To stimulate.

Webster Dictionary

  • Effort (noun)

    An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.

  • Effort (noun)

    A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.

  • Effort

    To stimulate.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Effort (noun)

    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something;

    "made an effort to cover all the reading material"

    "wished him luck in his endeavor"

    "she gave it a good try"

  • Effort (noun)

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work;

    "he got an A for effort"

    "they managed only with great exertion"

  • Effort (noun)

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;

    "he supported populist campaigns"

    "they worked in the cause of world peace"

    "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"

    "the movement to end slavery"

    "contributed to the war effort"

  • Effort (noun)

    a notable achievement;

    "he performed a great deed"

    "the book was her finest effort"

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