trier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

try +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

trier (plural triers)

  1. One who tries; one who makes experiments or examines anything by a test or standard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)
  2. An instrument used for sampling something.
    • 2009, Stephanie Clark, ‎Michael Costello, ‎Floyd Bodyfelt, The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products (page 145)
      The judge should grasp the butter trier firmly in hand and insert the sampling device as near as possible to the center of the butter sample.
  3. One who tries judicially.
  4. (law) A person appointed by law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) That which tries or approves; a test.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French trier (to choose, pick out or separate from others, sift, cull), from Gallo-Romance *triare (to pick out), of uncertain origin. Believed to be a metathetic variation of the verb represented by Old French tirer (to pull out, snatch), which is from Gothic *tiran (to tear away, remove), from Proto-Germanic *teraną (to tear, tear apart), from Proto-Indo-European *derə- (to tear, tear apart), see tear. Related to Occitan triar (to pick out, choose from among others), Catalan triar (to pick, choose).

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Verb[edit]

trier

  1. to sort, to sort out
    Trier le tas de lettres.
    Sort (out) the pile of letters.
  2. to grade; to calibrate

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

trier

  1. to find
  2. to verify; to make sure of

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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