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IPA: /traɪ/



try (三単現: tries, 現在分詞: trying, 過去形: tried, 過去分詞: tried )

  1. (他動詞) ~しようとする。こころみる。つとめる。努力する。がんばる
    • 1911年, Frances Hodgson Burnett, "The Secret Garden"[1]
      Mary stood up and tried to keep her eyes open while Mrs. Medlock collected her parcels.
    • 1948年, Ruth Stiles Gannett, "My Father's Dragon"[2]
      Many people have tried to explore Wild Island, but not one has come back alive.
  2. ためしてみる。試食する。試着する。


  1. 主に口語的な用法として、不定詞付きの用法 try to ...〔...を試みる〕と同じ意味で、try and ... という形で用いることがある。
    • 1879年, Henrik Ibsen, "A Doll's House"[3]
      You know Torvald left his office when we were married? There was no prospect of promotion there, and he had to try and earn more than before.
      私たちが結婚したとき、トールヴァルが職場を去ったのは知っているでしょう? そこで出世の見通しはなかったし、彼は以前にも増して稼ぐよう努めなければならなかったの。
    • 1878年, John Strange Winter, "A Christmas Fairy"[4]
      "I can't help being disappointed, Miss Ware," said Bertie, his eyes filling afresh and his lips quivering.
      "No, dear boy; you would be anything but a nice boy if you were not. But I want you to try and think of your poor Mother, who is full of trouble and anxiety, [...]"









try (複数 tries)

  1. 努力。
  2. 試み。
    • give it a try
  3. (ラグビー)トライ

  1. Frances Hodgson Burnett. "The Secret Garden". 1911. Frederick A. Stokes Company. (Project Gutenberg. August, 1994.
  2. Ruth Stiles Gannett. "My Father's Dragon". 1948. Random House. (Project Gutenberg. September 18, 2009.
  3. Henrik Ibsen. "A Doll's House". 1879. (Project Gutenberg. Release Date: December 13, 2008.
  4. John Strange Winter. "A Christmas Fairy". (Brave and True —Short stories for children) 1878. (Project Gutenberg. Release Date: March 11, 2009.