Synonyms for essay:
blue book, blackboard, treatise, report card, manikin, chalkboard, monograph, fieldwork, Whiteboard, workbook, classwork, self-study, reading list, homework, show and tell, excursus, exercise book, schoolwork, dictation.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
paper, treatise, monograph.
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
shot, stab, offer.
commentary, hypothesis, argument, critique, discussion, position, conjecture, thesis, premise, contention, interpolation, assertion, article, criticism, dissertation, postulation, opinion, analysis, examination, research.
venture, gambit, assay, undertaking, engagement, contract, project, deed, adventure, job, endeavor, attempt, enterprise, production, action, approach, maneuver, performance, effort, aim, exploit, proceeding, purpose, commitment.
piece of writing (noun)
exposition, inference, axiom, concept, point, belief, question, basis, consideration, topic, subject, presumption, principle, theme, assumption, paradigm, issue, matter, statement, motif, query, text, idea, problem, theorem.
try, attempt (noun)
written discourse (noun)
try, attempt (verb)
Usage examples for essay:
- Just the same, with the difference that it's a whole essay written all on one side. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- In the common- room the night before last you said that you were going to town to- day and that you wouldn't be able to read your essay to Edwardes. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
- The essay ran: Once upon a time the King of Troy's son was called Paris. - "The Art of the Story-Teller", Marie L. Shedlock.