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test·er 1

 (tĕs′tər)
n.
One that tests: a battery tester; a taste tester.

tes·ter 2

 (tĕs′tər, tē′stər)
n.
A canopy, as over a bed or pulpit.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin testrum, from Late Latin testa, skull, from Latin, shell.]

tes·ter 3

 (tĕs′tər)
n.
See teston.

[Alteration of teston.]

tester

(ˈtɛstə)
n
a person or thing that tests or is used for testing

tester

(ˈtɛstə)
n
(Furniture) (in furniture) a canopy, esp the canopy over a four-poster bed
[C14: from Medieval Latin testerium, from Late Latin testa a skull, from Latin: shell]

tester

(ˈtɛstə)
n
(Currencies) another name for teston2

test•er1

(ˈtɛs tər)

n.
one that tests or is used for testing.
[1655–65]

tes•ter2

(ˈtɛs tər, ˈtis-)

n.
a canopy, as over a bed.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin testrum canopy of a bed; akin to Latin testa covering. See test2]

tes•ter3

(ˈtɛs tər)

n.
the teston of Henry VIII.
[1540–50; earlier testorn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tester - someone who administers a test to determine your qualificationstester - someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
asker, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner - someone who asks a question
2.tester - a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
Translations

tester

1 [ˈtestəʳ] N (= person) → ensayador(a) m/f; (= sample, trial product) → muestra f, artículo m de muestra

tester

2 (o.f.) [ˈtestəʳ] Nbaldaquín m

tester

[ˈtɛstər] n
(= machine, device) → testeur m
(= person)
She is a computer software tester → Elle teste des logiciels.

tester

n (of product etc)Prüfer(in) m(f); (= machine)Prüfgerät nt

tester

n. probador, ensayador.
References in classic literature ?
With our shaggy jackets drawn about our shoulders, we now passed the Tomahawk from one to the other, till slowly there grew over us a blue hanging tester of smoke, illuminated by the flame of the new-lit lamp.
There was an inhospitable smell in the room, of cold soot and hot dust; and, as I looked up into the corners of the tester over my head, I thought what a number of blue-bottle flies from the butchers', and earwigs from the market, and grubs from the country, must be holding on up there, lying by for next summer.
In removing the light towards the bedstead its rays fell upon the tester of white dimity; something was hanging beneath it, and she lifted the candle to see what it was.
He reached up and put the end of rope, with the hook, over the head of the tester bed, where the curtains ought to hang.
Then cometh the god and converts the statues into fiery men, and by a flash of his eye burns up the veil which shrouded all things, and the meaning of the very furniture, of cup and saucer, of chair and clock and tester, is manifest.
In the place of the gypsy, on the carpet, whose arabesques had seemed to vanish but a moment previously by the capricious figures of her dance, the archdeacon no longer beheld any one but the red and yellow man, who, in order to earn a few testers in his turn, was walking round the circle, with his elbows on his hips, his head thrown back, his face red, his neck outstretched, with a chair between his teeth.
Senator Jon Tester today met with Missoula-area veterans, advocates and health care providers to discuss the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice Program and how it can be improved for Montanans.
The new USTER(r) TESTER 6 has all the accuracy and power spinning mills have come to expect from this renowned laboratory instrument family.
Barry Atkins, managing director of PASS, explains: “You can expect to pay significantly more for a downloadable PAT tester than a manual one.
The extended series now includes five testers to enable users to meet all common international safety standards quickly and effectively and includes the HAL 101 AC/DC Hipot and DC insulation tester, the HAL 102 Hipot tester with a scanner switching matrix, the HAL 103 combined Hipot, ground bond and insulation tester and the HAL 104 a comprehensive electrical safety tester.
Choosing a paint colour may seem straightforward, but printed colour charts can't be relied on to be accurate, so it's vital to buy tester pots, even though they may seem like an unnecessary expense.
The 2G tester cannot test next-generation devices without reducing site-count.