effect

n.

  1. Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.
  2. Manifestation; expression; sign.
  3. In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury.
  4. Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.
  5. Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.
  6. Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; -- with to.
  7. The purport; the sum and substance.
  8. Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.
  9. Goods; movables; personal estate; -- sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.

v. t.

  1. To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.
  2. To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.