AskDefine | Define effects

Dictionary Definition

effects n : property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business; "she left some of her personal effects in the house"; "I watched over their effects until they returned" [syn: personal effects]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Plural of effect
  2. belongings

Verb form

  1. third person present tense of the verb to effect

Extensive Definition

Effect, from Latin effectus "performance, accomplishment" can be used in various meanings:
Please note that although the word "effect" is most commonly found in noun form, it also exists as a verb, and as such is often confused with the word "affect" (itself most commonly a verb, but occasionally found in noun form, especially in the areas of psychology and philosophy).
effects in Danish: Effekt
effects in German: Effekt
effects in Spanish: Causalidad
effects in French: Causalité
effects in Dutch: Effect
effects in Albanian: Pasoja
effects in Slovak: Determinizmus
effects in Thai: เอฟเฟกต์
effects in Chinese: 效應

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acquest, belongings, catalog goods, chattels, clobber, commodities, consumer goods, consumer items, crap, estate and effects, gear, goods, goods for sale, havings, hereditament, holdings, incorporeal hereditament, inventory, job lot, junk, line, line of goods, mail-order goods, merchandise, paraphernalia, personal property, possessions, properties, property, shit, sideline, staples, stock, stock-in-trade, stuff, things, vendibles, wares
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