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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an effortful attempt to attain a goal;
[syn: striving, nisus, pains, strain]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Striving \Striv"ing\, a. & n. from Strive. -- Striv"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Strive \Strive\, v. i. [imp. Strove; p. p. Striven(Rarely, Strove); p. pr. & vb. n. Striving.] [OF. estriver; of Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. straebe, Sw. str[aum]fva. Cf. Strife.] 1. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard. [1913 Webster] Was for this his ambition strove To equal Caesar first, and after, Jove? --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 2. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] My Spirit shall not always strive with man. --Gen. vi. 3. [1913 Webster] Why dost thou strive against him? --Job xxxiii. 13. [1913 Webster] Now private pity strove with public hate, Reason with rage, and eloquence with fate. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 3. To vie; to compete; to be a rival. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [Not] that sweet grove Of Daphne, by Orontes and the inspired Castalian spring, might with this paradise Of Eden strive. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To contend; vie; struggle; endeavor; aim. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

striving n 1: an effortful attempt to attain a goal [syn: striving, nisus, pains, strain]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "striving": aim, ambition, animus, aspiration, battling, combat, competition, conflict, contending, contestant, contesting, counsel, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, disputant, drudging, effect, effort, emulation, endeavor, essay, exertion, fight, fighting, fixed purpose, function, grinding, grubbing, hardworking, hassle, idea, intendment, intent, intention, labor, laboring, meaning, mind, motive, nisus, pegging, plan, plodding, plugging, point, project, proposal, prospectus, purpose, quarrelsome, resolution, resolve, rivalry, sake, slaving, slogging, strain, straining, strife, struggle, struggling, study, sweating, toil, toiling, travail, trial, try, tug-of-war, undertaking, view, warfare, warlike, warring, will, work, working