What does test mean?

Definitions for testtɛst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word test.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Test

    test, v.t. to attest legally and date.—v.i. to make a will.—adj. Tes′table, capable of being given by will, capable of witnessing. [Fr. tester—L. testāri, to testify.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Test

    successful or unsuccessful results, the test is always successful in that it produces an outcome on which one can act on to repair.

    The technician reconfigured the program to determine if the test would produce conclusive results as to what direction is required to resolve the issue

Suggested Resources

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  2. TEST

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of test in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of test in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. test:


  2. fardan aka:


  3. fardan:


  4. saroash:

    test quote entered

  5. fardan:

    test quote entered!

Images & Illustrations of test

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Translations for test

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • اختبار, امتحانArabic
  • provarCatalan, Valencian
  • test, testovat, zkouškaCzech
  • prøveDanish
  • Test, Examen, Prüfung, ProbeGerman
  • δοκιμάζω, δοκιμή, εξέταση, θέτω υπό δοκιμασία, εξετάζω, διαγώνισμα, δοκιμασίαGreek
  • ekzamenoEsperanto
  • probar, test, testear, prueba, examen, examinarSpanish
  • تست, آزمایشPersian
  • testata, tentti, haastaa, käyttökoe, koetus, järjestää, koestaa, testi, koe, kuoriFinnish
  • mettre à l'épreuve, examen, épreuve, tester, testFrench
  • tástáil, scrúdúIrish
  • feuchainn, feuch, dearbhadhScottish Gaelic
  • מבחןHebrew
  • चुनौती, परीक्षा, परीक्षणHindi
  • vizsgál, vizsgáztat, vizsgálat, kihív, vizsga, vizsgázik, teszt, próba, tesztelHungarian
  • ujiIndonesian
  • verifica, testare, esame, prova, testItalian
  • מִבְחָןHebrew
  • 試練, テストする, テスト, 検査, 試験, 実験, 試すJapanese
  • 시험, 테스트, 試驗, 검사Korean
  • testLatin
  • ProufLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ujianMalay
  • test, proef, examenDutch
  • testNorwegian
  • sprawdzian, testPolish
  • teste, exame, testar, provaPortuguese
  • probă, examen, testRomanian
  • контрольная работа, тестировать, протестировать, экзамен, тест, испытание, проба, испытывать, испытатьRussian
  • prova, proa, probaSardinian
  • provimi, prova, provë, provimAlbanian
  • provning, dugga, tentamen, tenta, prov, test, testaSwedish
  • jaribio, majaribioSwahili
  • சோதனைTamil
  • పరీక్షTelugu
  • สอบ, ทดสอบThai
  • test, sınav, deneme, ÖlçekTurkish
  • тестUkrainian
  • ٹیسٹUrdu
  • thi, kiểm tra, thử nghiệmVietnamese
  • פּרובירןYiddish
  • 測試Chinese

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