- a person or thing that tries or tests; tester.
Origin of trier
- a city in W Germany, on the Moselle River: extensive Roman ruins; cathedral.
Examples from the Web for trier
On Monday afternoon at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, von Trier (sort of) broke his silence.
“Everything that is masochistic in the film is me,” said von Trier (via Skarsgard).
What other director has given us so many powerful heroines as von Trier?Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Raw Performance in ‘Nymphomaniac’ Is Not About the Sex
March 21, 2014
And it’s true, von Trier has, since the ‘90s, dedicated the bulk of his career to crafting complex female characters.Uma Thurman on ‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Alleged Misogyny, and Women’s Sexual Double-Standard
March 17, 2014
As with every von Trier film, there will be a zillion think pieces on whether or not the filmmaker is a misogynist.‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance
January 23, 2014
My old bat has always been a trier, but of late it has been manifestly past its work.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
The Lords insisted that every peer should be entitled to be a Trier.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
What made you ask Trier if he had the money when you turned around?
Irmina and Adela are historical; they founded nunneries in the diocese of Trier.Woman under Monasticism
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
- a person or thing that tries
- 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
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.