Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “try”

try

noun [C] (SPORT)    /traɪ/
(in the game of rugby) the act of a player putting the ball on the ground behind the opposing team's goal line, which scores points for the player's teamRugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of try noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of try

Definitions of “try” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More