- My father had two horses that looked so much alike that he measured them so he could tell them apart.
- Did that help?
- It sure did. He found that the white one was 6 inches shorter than the black one.
- impression produced on a spectator, hearer, etc. (lights gave a pretty effect; said it just for effect).
- (in pl.) Property.
- (in pl.) Lighting, sound, etc., giving realism to a play, film, etc.
- physical phenomenon (doppler effect; greenhouse effect). —v. Bring about (a change, cure, etc.). bring (or carry) into effect accomplish. Give effect to make operative. In effect for practical purposes. Take effect become operative. To the effect that the gist being that. To that effect having that result or implication. With effect from coming into operation at (a stated time). [latin: related to *fact]
adj. Feeble, lanquid; effeminate. effeteness n. [latin]
n. (pl. -ies) sculpture or model of a person. burn in effigy burn a model of a person. [latin effigies from fingo fashion]