Test (not comparable)
NounTest (plural Tests)
- A challenge.
- (Academics) An examination, given often during the academic term.
- A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.
- (cricket) (normally “Test”) A Test match.
- (marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.
- To challenge.
- (Academics) To administer or assign an examination that is given often during the academic term.
- To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.
- (copulative) To be shown to be by test.
- He tested positive for cancer.
Adjectives for Test
microscopic; summit; crucial; quick; fiery; acid; practical; universal; elaborate; exhaustive; innumerable (pi); conceiving; grueling; stringent; selective; triumphant; bacteriological; preliminary; careful; rigid; convincing; dangerous; supreme; experimental; actual; great; definite; discriminative; supplementary; instrumental; theological; temporal; complicated; infallible; provocative; prescribed; routine.
Verbs for Test
apply—; broaden—; cite—; concoct—; confront with—; conceive—; conduct—; —confirm—; devise—; employ—; essay—; exer¬cise—; fail in—; flunk (colloq.)—; grapple with—; institute—; perform—; question—; rehearse—; repeat—; subject to—; submit to—; (survive—; undergo—; utilize—; work out—; wrestle with—; —analyzes; —ascertains; —appraises; —authenticates; —con¬firms ; —determines; —discloses; —dissects; —judges; —overwhelms; —reveals; —springs; —verifies; —vindicates; — weighs.
Adverbs for Test
scientifically; experimentally; practically; thoroughly; periodically; crucially; elaborately; exhaustively; rigidly; definitely; discriminatively; theologically; infallibly; provocatively.
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< Old French test (“an earthen vessel, especially a pot in which metals were tried”) < Latin testum (“the lid of an earthen vessel, an earthen vessel, an earthen pot, in Medieval Latin especially an earthenpot in which metals were tried; compare testa (“a piece of burned clay, a potsherd”)”) < *terstus, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *tersa (“dry land”); see terra, thirst.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Test in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Test in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
Test m. (plural Tests)
- IPA: /tɛst/
Test (plural Testek)
Of unknown origin.
- IPA: /ˈtɛʃt/
declension of Test
- Compound words
test m. inv.
Test n. and c.