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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the means by which the presence, quality, or genuineness of anything is determined:

    a test of a new product.

  2. the trial of the quality of something:

    to put to the test.

  3. a particular process or method for trying or assessing.

  4. a set of problems, questions, etc., for evaluating abilities or performance.

  5. a reaction used to identify or detect the presence of a chemical constituent. an indication obtained by means of such reactions.

    Category: Chemistry

  6. an oath or other confirmation of one's loyalty, religious beliefs, etc.

  7. (v.t.)to subject to a test of any kind.

  8. (v.i.)to undergo a test or trial.

  9. to perform on a test:

    People test better in a relaxed environment.

  10. to conduct a test:

    to test for diabetes.

Origin of test:

1350–1400; ME: cupel < MF < L testū, testum earthen pot; akin to test2


  1. the hard, protective shell or covering of certain invertebrates, as echinoderms.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of test:

1535–45; < L testa tile, shell


  1. Testament.

    Category: Bible

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trial, trial run, test, tryout(noun)

    trying something to find out about it

    "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"

  2. test, mental test, mental testing, psychometric test(noun)

    any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc

    "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"

  3. examination, exam, test(noun)

    a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

    "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

  4. test, trial(noun)

    the act of undergoing testing

    "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

  5. test, trial, run(noun)

    the act of testing something

    "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"

  6. test(verb)

    a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

  7. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay(verb)

    put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

    "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

  8. screen, test(verb)

    test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

    "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

  9. quiz, test(verb)

    examine someone's knowledge of something

    "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"

  10. test(verb)

    show a certain characteristic when tested

    "He tested positive for HIV"

  11. test(verb)

    achieve a certain score or rating on a test

    "She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"

  12. test(verb)

    determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

  13. test(verb)

    undergo a test

    "She doesn't test well"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. test(noun)ɛst

    a piece of work to assess sb's knowledge, progress, etc.

    a math /chemistry/history test; They let me take the test again.

  2. testɛst

    to fail or succeed in a test

  3. testɛst

    take a test

  4. testɛst

    a medical examination

    The doctor has sent him to have more tests.

  5. testɛst

    a trial of sth to find out if it works, is appropriate, etc.

    They're conducting a test of the new system.

  6. testɛst

    sth difficult that shows how much of a particular quality you have

    a test of courage/faith/character

  7. test(verb)ɛst

    to try sth to find out if it works, is appropriate, etc.

    We test all components before we assemble them.

  8. testɛst

    to make sb take an examination

    They test third graders in math and reading.

  9. testɛst

    to conduct a medical test on sb

    We'll test you for anemia.; I need to get my eyes tested again.

  10. testɛst

    to challenge sb's ability, strength, etc.

    an exercise program that will test your stamina


  1. test(Noun)

    A challenge.

  2. test(Noun)

    An examination, given often during the academic term.

  3. test(Noun)

    A session in which a product or piece of equipment is examined under everyday or extreme conditions to evaluate its durability, etc.

  4. test(Noun)

    A Test match.

  5. test(Noun)

    The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm, e.g. sand dollars and sea urchins.

  6. test(Verb)

    To challenge.

  7. test(Verb)

    To administer or assign an examination that is given often during the academic term.

  8. test(Verb)

    To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.

  9. test(Verb)

    To be shown to be by test.

    He tested positive for cancer.

  10. Test(Noun)

    (sometimes test) a Test match

  11. Origin: From test, from testum, from *, past participle of the root seen also in terra for *; see terra, thirst.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Test(noun)

    a cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement

  2. Test(noun)

    examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test

  3. Test(noun)

    means of trial; as, absence is a test of love

  4. Test(noun)

    that with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard

  5. Test(noun)

    discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion

  6. Test(noun)

    judgment; distinction; discrimination

  7. Test(noun)

    a reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt

  8. Test(verb)

    to refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation

  9. Test(verb)

    to put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument

  10. Test(verb)

    to examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper

  11. Test(noun)

    a witness

  12. Test(verb)

    to make a testament, or will

  13. Test(noun)

    alt. of Testa


  1. Test

    A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics. A test may be administered orally, on paper, on a computer, or in a confined area that requires a test taker to physically perform a set of skills. Tests vary in style, rigor and requirements. For example, in a closed book test, a test taker is often required to rely upon memory to respond to specific items whereas in an open book test, a test taker may use one or more supplementary tools such as a reference book or calculator when responding to an item. A test may be administered formally or informally. An example of an informal test would be a reading test administered by a parent to a child. An example of a formal test would be a final examination administered by a teacher in a classroom or an I.Q. test administered by a psychologist in a clinic. Formal testing often results in a grade or a test score. A test score may be interpreted with regards to a norm or criterion, or occasionally both. The norm may be established independently, or by statistical analysis of a large number of participants. A standardized test is any test that is administered and scored in a consistent manner to ensure legal defensibility. Standardized tests are often used in education, professional certification, psychology, the military, and many other fields.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. test

    1. Real users bashing on a prototype long enough to get thoroughly acquainted with it, with careful monitoring and followup of the results. 2. Some bored random user trying a couple of the simpler features with a developer looking over his or her shoulder, ready to pounce on mistakes.Judging by the quality of most software, the second definition is far more prevalent. See also demo.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #912

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1194

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEST' in Nouns Frequency: #248

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEST' in Verbs Frequency: #298

Anagrams of TEST

  1. stet

  2. sett

Translations for TEST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a set of questions or exercises intended to find out a person's ability, knowledge etc; a short examination

an arithmetic/driving test.

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