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.
Dutch: probeersel, proef, test
Trying something to find out about it:
— A sample for ten days free trial.
— A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain.
The act of undergoing testing:
— Candidates must compete in a trial of skill.
law The determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law.
Dutch: geding, gerechtszaak, pleit, pleitzaak, procedure, proces, rechtsgeding, rechtshandel, rechtszaak, strafgeding ... show more
sports A preliminary competition to determine qualifications.
An annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event:
— His mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him.
Dutch: tegenspoed, beproeving, bezoeking, kruis, kruisweg, marteling
Moby thesaurus: Olympic games, Olympics, R and D, acid test, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, agony, anguish, annoyance, approach, arrangement, assay, assize, attempt, audition, bad luck, bad news, bane ... show more.
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