Trialled vs Trailed - What's the difference?

trialled | trailed |


As verbs the difference between trialled and trailed

is that trialled is (trial) while trailed is (trail).

trialled

English

Verb

(head)
  • (trial)

  • trial

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) trial, from . More at try.

    Noun

    (wikipedia trial) (en noun)
  • an opportunity to test something out; a test.
  • They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
  • appearance at judicial court.
  • a difficult or annoying experience
  • That boy was a trial to his parents

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Pertaining to a trial or test.
  • Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
  • Verb

  • To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
  • The warning system was extensively trialed before being fitted to all our vehicles.
  • To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
  • The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.

    Derived terms

    * put on trial * trial and error * trial by combat * trial by fire * trial balloon * triality

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) trialis, an adjective formed from .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
  • Triple.
  • (grammar) pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, as people; contrast singular'', ''dual'' and ''plural .
  • No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.

    See also

    *

    trailed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (trail)
  • Anagrams

    *

    trail

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To follow behind (someone or something); to tail (someone or something).
  • (label) To drag (something) behind on the ground.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • "I saw your brother—I saw your brother," he said, nodding his head, as Archer lagged past him, trailing his spade, and scowling at the old gentleman in spectacles.
  • (label) To leave (a trail of).
  • (label) To show a trailer of (a film, TV show etc.); to release or publish a preview of (a report etc.) in advance of the full publication.
  • To be losing, to be behind in a competition.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 29, author=Keith Jackson, work=Daily Record
  • , title= SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0 , passage=Neil Lennon and his players have, in almost no time at all, roared back from trailing Rangers by 15 points in November to ending the year two points clear.}}
  • (label) To carry (a firearm) with the breech near the ground and the upper part inclined forward, the piece being held by the right hand near the middle.
  • To flatten (grass, etc.) by walking through it; to tread down.
  • (Longfellow)
  • (label) To take advantage of the ignorance of; to impose upon.
  • * (1816-1855)
  • I presently perceived she was (what is vernacularly termed) trailing Mrs. Dent; that is, playing on her ignorance.

    Derived terms

    * trailer * trail off

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The track or indication marking the route followed by something that has passed, such as the footprints of animal on land or the contrail of an airplane in the sky.
  • A route for travel over land, especially a narrow, unpaved pathway for use by hikers, horseback riders, etc.
  • A trailer broadcast on television for a forthcoming film or programme.
  • Synonyms

    * (track of an animal) spoor, sign * (route for travel over land) dirt track, footpath, path, track

    Derived terms

    * condensation trail, contrail * paper trail * sawdust trail * star trail * trail bike * trailblazer (see blazer) * trailblazing * trail mix * vapo(u)r trail

    See also

    * path * track

    Anagrams

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