Noun Definition


1.Definition: (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

"He had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty", "Most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"

Category: General

2.Definition: (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications

"The trials for the semifinals began yesterday"

Category: General

3.Definition: an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

"His mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him", "Life is full of tribulations", "A visitation of the plague"

Related Noun(s):tribulation, visitation

Category: General

4.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):run, test

Category: General

5.Definition: the act of undergoing testing

"He survived the great test of battle", "Candidates must compete in a trial of skill"

Related Noun(s):test

Category: General

6.Definition: trying something to find out about it

"A sample for ten days free trial", "A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"

Related Noun(s):test, tryout

Category: General