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Tester definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TEST'ER, n. The top covering of a bed, consisting of some species of cloth, supported by the bedstead.
TEST'ER

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications [syn: examiner, tester, quizzer]
2: a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, headboard of a bed, canopy, from Anglo-French, from teste head, from Late Latin testa skull, from Latin, shell Date: 14th century the canopy over a bed, pulpit, or altar II. noun Etymology: modification of Middle French testart, from teston Date: 1546 teston a III. noun Date: 1661 one that tests or is used for testing

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 a person or thing that tests. 2 a sample of a cosmetic etc., allowing customers to try it before purchase. 2. n. a canopy, esp. over a four-poster bed. Etymology: ME f. med.L testerium, testrum, testura, ult. f. L testa tile

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tester Tes"ter, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr. OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See Tester a covering, and cf. Testone, Testoon.] 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. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tester Tes"ter, n. [OE. testere a headpiece, helmet, OF. testiere, F. t[^e]ti[`e]re a head covering, fr. OF. teste the head, F. t[^e]te, fr. L. testa an earthen pot, the skull. See Test a cupel, and cf. Testi[`e]re.] 1. A headpiece; a helmet. [Obs.] The shields bright, testers, and trappures. --Chaucer. 2. A flat canopy, as over a pulpit or tomb. --Oxf. Gross. 3. A canopy over a bed, supported by the bedposts. No testers to the bed, and the saddles and portmanteaus heaped on me to keep off the cold. --Walpole.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(testers) 1. A tester is a person who has been asked to test a particular thing. N-COUNT 2. A tester is a machine or device that you use to test whether another machine or device is working properly. I have a battery tester in my garage. N-COUNT: usu n N

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A sixpence: from TESTON, a coin with a head on it.

Moby Thesaurus

analyst, analyzer, assayer, essayer, examinant, examiner, experimenter, inspector, investigator, observer, research worker, researcher, scrutineer, test driver, test pilot, tryer-out, visitator, visitor



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