What does the word essay mean?

Usage examples for essay

  1. And after they have ended, then will I essay a tale that shall cap them all, so past belief shall it appear." – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  2. Call an essay by its right name, but never call it a speech. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. She also gave me some more material to read on spiders and told me to start preparing my essay on spiders. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares