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Meaning of TRIAL

Pronunciation:  'trIul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
  3. [n]  (law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial examination of issues by a competent tribunal; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
  4. [n]  (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"
  5. [n]  trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  6. [n]  an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
  7. [n]  (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"

TRIAL is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: run, test, test, trial run, tribulation, tryout, visitation
 See Also: affliction, alpha test, attempt, audition, beta test, clinical test, clinical trial, competition, contest, court-martial, defence, defense, demurrer, denial, effort, endeavor, endeavour, experiment, experimentation, field trial, fire, fitting, legal proceeding, Ministry of Transportation test, mistrial, MOT, MOT test, pilot program, pilot project, plea, preclinical phase, preclinical test, preclinical trial, proceeding, proceedings, prosecution, retrial, road test, Scopes trial, show trial, trial balloon, try, trying on, try-on, tryout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tri"al\, n. [From {Try}.]
1. The act of trying or testing in any manner. Specifically:

   (a) Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of
       ascertaining what can be done or effected.

             [I] defy thee to the trial of mortal fight.
   (b) The act of testing by experience; proof; test.

             Repeated trials of the issues and events of
             actions.                          --Bp. Wilkins.
   (c) Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry,
       metallurgy, etc.

2. The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering
   that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like;
   affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the
   graces or virtues of men.

         Others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings.
                                               --Heb. xi. 36.

3. That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that
   which tries the character or principles; that which tempts
   to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.

         Every station is exposed to some trials. --Rogers.

4. (Law) The formal examination of the matter in issue in a
   cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining
   a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in
   legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending
   before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of
   determining such issue.

Syn: Test; attempt; endeavor; effort; experiment; proof;
     essay. See {Test}, and {Attempt}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are on trial indicates that you need to be more accepting of yourself and less judgmental on others.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A judicial examination of issues between parties to an action.