TRY, verb intransitive To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort; to attempt. try to learn; try to lift a weight. The horses tried to draw the load. [These phrases give the true sense.]
TRY, verb transitive To examine; to make experiment on; to prove by experiment.
Come, try upon yourselves what you have seen me.
1. To experience; to have knowledge by experience of.
Or try the Libyan heat, or Scythian cold.
2. To prove by a test; as, to try weights and measures by a standard; to try one's opinions by the divine oracles.
3. To act upon as a test.
The fire sev'n times tried this.
4. To examine judicially by witnesses and the principles of law; as causes tried in court.
5. To essay; to attempt.
Let us try advent'rous work.
6. To purify; to refine; as silver seven times tried.
7. To search carefully into. Psalms 11:4.
8. To use as means; as, to try remedies for a disease.
9. To strain; as, to try the eyes; the literal sense of the word.
To try tallow, etc. is to melt and separate it from the membranes.
To tryout, to pursue efforts till a decision is obtained.