What does the word effect mean?

Usage examples for effect

  1. Far from that being the case, it can easily be shown to have had quite an opposite effect. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  2. Nor does it seem to have had much, if any, effect on the general character of stage plays. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. She generally is- for the sake of the effect. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson