Definition of Effect


  • a symptom caused by an illness or a drug
    "the effects of sleep loss"
    "the effect of the anesthetic"
  • (of a law) having legal validity
    "the law is still in effect"
  • the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
    "he just did it for effect"
  • an outward appearance
    "he made a good impression"
    "I wanted to create an impression of success"
    "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
  • a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
    "his decision had depressing consequences for business"
    "he acted very wise after the event"


  • act so as to bring into existence
    "effect a change"
  • produce
    "The scientists set up a shock wave"
    - set up
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Effect

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Unscramble effect

18 unscramble word found using the letters effect.

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