What does tester mean?

Definitions for tester
ˈtɛs tər, ˈtis-tester

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. examiner, tester, quizzernoun

    someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications

  2. testernoun

    a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Testernoun

    Etymology: teste, French, a head: this coin probably being distinguished by the head stamped upon it.

    Come manage me your caliver: hold, there is a tester for thee. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    A crown goes for sixty pence, a shilling for twelve pence, and a tester for sixpence. John Locke.

    Those who bore bulwarks on their backs,
    And guarded nations from attacks,
    Now practise ev’ry pliant gesture,
    Op’ning their trunk for ev’ry tester. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

    Young man your days can ne’er be long,
    In flow’r of age you perish for a song;
    Plums and directors, Shylock and his wife,
    Will club their testers now to take thy life. Alexander Pope.


  1. tester

    A tester is an individual or a device that performs tests or evaluations to measure performance, gauge quality, determine adherence to specifications, or retrieve data. This term can be applied in various fields such as software development, manufacturing, scientific research, or quality control, to signify a person who conducts tests or a tool used for testing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Testernoun

    a headpiece; a helmet

  2. Testernoun

    a flat canopy, as over a pulpit or tomb

  3. Testernoun

    a canopy over a bed, supported by the bedposts

  4. Testernoun

    an old French silver coin, originally of the value of about eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a sixpence; -- often contracted to tizzy. Called also teston

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tester

    tes′tėr, n. a flat canopy, esp. over the head of a bed. [O. Fr. teste (Fr. tête), the head—L. testa, an earthen pot, the skull.]

  2. Tester

    tes′tėr, n. a sixpence—also Tes′tern.—v.t. Tes′tern (Shak.), to present or reward with a sixpence. [O. Fr. testonteste (Fr. tête), the head, from that of Louis XII. on it.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tester is ranked #7663 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tester surname appeared 4,334 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Tester.

    94.6% or 4,103 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 99 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 74 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 19 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. street

  2. retest

  3. setter

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tester in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tester in a Sentence

  1. Matt Rosendale:

    Jon Tester took a highly respected man by Presidents President Donald Trump, Obama and Bush and personally led the Democrat attack to destroy Ronny Jackson and fight President President Donald Trump, jon Tester keeps promising Montanans Jon Tester'll work with the President, but instead Jon Tester's giving us a load of manure. I'm fed up with these political games from Tester and Jon Tester blind allegiance to Jon Tester party bosses and not the people of Montana.

  2. Jon Tester:

    We were told time and time again the people above Jon Tester Jon Tester treated like gold, the people below Jon Tester, Jon Tester belittled, screamed at them, really created a very toxic environment to the point where the people who worked around Jon Tester felt like they had to walk on eggshells because of Jon Tester lack of respect for Jon Tester job.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Jon Tester may say one thing in Montana, Jon Tester does the exact opposite when Jon Tester goes to Washington.

  4. Jon Tester:

    Early on in the speech, Trump delivered a sweeping rebuke of Jon Tester, arguing that while the senator tells Montana voters that he stands with The President on certain issues, he doesn't when it matters. Trump excoriated Tester for voting against the Republican health care plan, the Trump-back tax cuts, strict immigration laws and Neil Gorsuch, his first pick for the Supreme Court.RELATED : Tester touts Trump ties ahead of presidential push to oust him.

  5. Johnny Isakson:

    Jon Tester never got that response back, and that's why Jon Tester didn't have the hearing.

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