from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A public stage-coach: usually with reference to France, but also applied to such stage-coaches elsewhere.
  • noun Constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; constancy in the performance of duty or the conduct of business; persistent exertion of body or mind; industry; assiduity.
  • noun Care; heed; caution; heedfulness.
  • noun In law, the attention and care due from a person in a given situation.
  • noun In Scots law: The warrant issued by a court for enforcing tho attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
  • noun The process of law by which persons, lands, or effects are attached on execution, or in security for debt.
  • noun Synonyms Industry, Application, etc. (see assiduity), assiduousness.
  • noun Caution, circumspection, vigilance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.
  • noun The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence.
  • noun Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.
  • noun (Scots Law) Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
  • noun to exert one's self; to make interested and earnest endeavor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something
  • noun religion One of the seven contrary virtues, opposite the vice of sloth.
  • noun A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a diligent effort
  • noun persevering determination to perform a task
  • noun conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation


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