tried

  • 1 Tried — Tried, imp. & p. p. of {Try.} Also adj. Proved; tested; faithful; trustworthy; as, a tried friend. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tried — [adj] reliable approved, certified, constant, demonstrated, dependable, faithful, proved, secure, staunch, steadfast, tested, tried andtrue*, true blue*, trustworthy, trusty, used; concept 535 Ant. unreliable, untried …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 tried — index conclusive (determinative), convincing, dependable, expert, indubious, loyal, reliable, staunch …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 tried — [trīd] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of TRY adj. 1. tested; proved 2. trustworthy; faithful 3. having endured trials and troubles …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 tried — [[t]tra͟ɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ and adj Tried is used in the expressions tried and tested, tried and trusted, and tried and true, which describe a product or method that has already been used and has been found to be successful. → See also , well tried …

    English dictionary

  • 6 tried — Try Try, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {tried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trying}.] [OE. trien to select, pick out, F. trier to cull, to out, LL. tritare to triturate (hence the sense of, to thresh, to separate the grain from the straw, to select), L. terere,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 tried — tried1 [traıd] the past tense and past participle of ↑try tried 2 tried2 adj tried and tested/trusted/true a tried and tested method has been used successfully many times ▪ tried and tested safety procedures …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 tried — 1 the past tense and past participle of try 1 2 adjective tried and tested/trusted a tried and tested method has been used successfully many times: tried and tested safety procedures | a tried and trusted formula …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 tried — tried1 the past tense and past participle of try1 tried tried 2 [ traıd ] adjective tried and true/tested known to be good or effective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 tried — tap·es·tried; tried; un·tried; …

    English syllables

  • 11 tried — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test Date: 15th century 1. found good, faithful, or trustworthy through experience or testing < a tried recipe > 2. subjected to trials or distress < a kind but much tried …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 tried — adj tried out, tested, put through one s or its paces, put to the test or through the wringer; time tested, having stood the test of time, put to the acid test; tried and true, true, proven, proved, sure, certain, Inf. all right, Inf. O.K.;… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 13 tried — I the past tense and past participle of try I II adj tried [traɪd] tried and tested known to be good or effective[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 tried — I UK / US the past tense and past participle of try I II UK [traɪd] / US adjective tried and tested …

    English dictionary

  • 15 tried — /traɪd / (say truyd) verb 1. past tense and past participle of try. –adjective 2. tested; proved; having sustained the tests of experience. –phrase 3. tried and true, proven by experience …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 tried — /truyd/, v. 1. pt. and pp. of try. adj. 2. tested and proved good, dependable, or trustworthy. 3. subjected to hardship, worry, trouble, or the like. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 tried — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. Dependable, proved, approved, certified, used; see also tested …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 tried — traɪd adj. experienced, tested; subjected to distress traɪ n. attempt; trial, test, experiment; scoring of three points in Rugby by touching the ball down beyond the opponents goal line (Rugby) v. attempt; test, experiment; examine, determine… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 tried — 1) rited 2) tired …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 20 tried — past and past participle of try …

    English new terms dictionary


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