tester

1 of 3

noun (1)

test·​er ˈte-stər How to pronounce tester (audio)
: one that tests or is used for testing

tester

2 of 3

noun (2)

tes·​ter ˈtē-stər How to pronounce tester (audio)
ˈte-
: the canopy over a bed, pulpit, or altar

tester

3 of 3

noun (3)

tes·​ter ˈte-stər How to pronounce tester (audio)

Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

Middle English, headboard of a bed, canopy, from Anglo-French, from teste head, from Late Latin testa skull, from Latin, shell

Noun (3)

modification of Middle French testart, from teston

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1661, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1546, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tester was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tester. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

tester

1 of 2 noun
tes·​ter ˈtēs-tər How to pronounce tester (audio) ˈtes- How to pronounce tester (audio)
: a canopy or a frame for a canopy over a bed, pulpit, or altar

tester

2 of 2 noun
test·​er
ˈtes-tər
: one that tests

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