The definition of tried is to have attempted, tested, or having been legally evaluated for guilt or innocence.
An example of tried is the long winning list of cheeses tested over and over in a competition; much-tried cheeses.
- tested; proved
- trustworthy; faithful
- having endured trials and troubles
Past tense and past participle of try.
- Thoroughly tested and proved to be good or trustworthy.
- Made to undergo trials or distress. Often used in combination: a much-tried teacher.
- Simple past tense and past participle of try.