Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that tries; a test or tester.
  • n. One who keeps attempting something despite failure.
  • n. Law One who examines and settles a case; a judge or juror.
  • n. An instrument or a device that sifts, filters, or separates ore or grain, for example, from impurities.
  • n. An instrument or a device, such as a tube or siphon, for taking samples of wine, for example.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who tries; one who makes experiments or examines anything by a test or standard.
  • n. One who tries judicially.
  • n. A person appointed by law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
  • n. That which tries or approves; a test.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who tries; one who makes experiments; one who examines anything by a test or standard.
  • n. One who tries judicially.
  • n. A person appointed according to law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
  • n. That which tries or approves; a test.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool used in trying, testing, or sampling.
  • n. One who tries; one who examines, investigates, tests, or attempts; one who experiments.
  • n. Specifically— In English history, a member of a committee appointed by the king, and charged with examining petitions, referring them to the courts, and reporting them to Parliament, if so required.
  • n. Under the Commonwealth, an ecclesiastical commissioner appointed by the Parliament to examine the character and qualifications of ministers for institution and induction.
  • n. One who tries judicially; a judge.
  • n. In law, one appointed to decide whether a challenge to a juror is just. See trior.
  • n. That which tries; a test.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
  • n. one who tries

Etymologies

try +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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