trier

[ trahy-er ]
/ ˈtraɪ ər /
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noun

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 formsnon·tri·er, noun

Definition for trier (2 of 2)

Trier

[ treer ]
/ trɪər /

noun

a city in W Germany, on the Moselle River: extensive Roman ruins; cathedral.
Also called Treves [treevz] /trivz/. French Trèves [trev] /trɛv/.
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British Dictionary definitions for trier (1 of 2)

trier

/ (ˈtraɪə) /

noun

a person or thing that tries

British Dictionary definitions for trier (2 of 2)

Trier

/ (German triːr) /

noun

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

Trier


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

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