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[trahy-er] /ˈtraɪ ər/
a person or thing that tries or tests; tester.
Origin of trier
First recorded in 1300-50, trier is from the Middle English word triour. See try, -er1
Related forms
nontrier, noun


[treer] /trɪər/
a city in W Germany, on the Moselle River: extensive Roman ruins; cathedral.
Also called Treves
[treevz] /trivz/ (Show IPA)
French Trèves
[trev] /trɛv/ (Show IPA)
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  • At my machine I found the non-commissioned officer who had come with me from trier; he said he was to go up with me.

  • Irmina and Adela are historical; they founded nunneries in the diocese of trier.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • To Baudelaire, the trier of mens souls, the Tempter, was as real a person as he was to Job.

    Devil Stories Various
  • But the law of silence was not laid upon any one else but the trier of the spell.

    Tried for Her Life Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • If we compare trier and Aquileia, we see how men's minds are worked on by local circumstances and local associations.

British Dictionary definitions for trier


a person or thing that tries


/German triːr/
a city in W Germany, in the Rhineland-Palatinate on the Moselle River: one of the oldest towns of central Europe, ancient capital of a Celto-Germanic tribe (the Treveri); an early centre of Christianity, ruled by powerful archbishops until the 18th century; wine trade; important Roman remains. Pop: 100 180 (2003 est) Latin name Augusta Treverorum (aʊˈɡuːstə ˌtrɛvəˈrəʊrəm) French name Trèves
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Word Origin and History for trier


city in Germany (French Trèves), founded c.15 B.C.E. by Augustus, named for the indigenous Gaulish people, the Treveri.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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