• To challenge.
  • To refine (gold, silver, etc.) in a test or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
  • To put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try.
  • To administer or assign an examination, often given during the academic term, to (somebody).
  • To place a product or piece of equipment under everyday and/or extreme conditions and examine it for its durability, etc.
  • To be shown to be by test.
  • To examine or try, as by the use of some reagent.
  • To attest (a document) legally, and date it.
  • To make a testament, or will.


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  • From Middle English test, teste, from Old French test, teste, from Latin testum, from *terstus, past participle of the root *tersa. See terra, thirst.
  • From Middle English teste, from Old French teste, test and Latin testis.

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