Tester meaning

tĕstər
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A canopy, as over a bed or pulpit.
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One that tests.

A battery tester; a taste tester.

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A person or thing that tests.
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A canopy, as over a bed.
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A canopy over a bed etc.
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A person who administers a test.
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A device used for testing.
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A sample of perfume available in a shop for customers to try before they buy.
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(UK, slang, dated) A sixpence.
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Origin of tester

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin testrum from Late Latin testa skull from Latin shell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of teston

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • For testern, teston, from French teston, from Old French teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See tester a covering, and compare testone, testoon.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Old French testre, from Latin testa.

    From Wiktionary

  • From test +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary