Definitions For Essay


  • A tentative attempt
  • An analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • A short piece of writing that tells a person's thoughts or opinions about a subject


  • Make an effort or attempt
  • Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • To try to do, perform, or deal with (something)

Is Essay a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Essay is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Essay in a Sentence

  • There is no hint as to which of the approaches essayed in this book will prove most useful.
  • He had been in gymnastics for some time before he even considered essaying that move
  • Your assignment is to write a 500-word essay on one of Shakespeare's sonnets.
  • The book is a collection of his previously unpublished essays on a variety of topics.

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