vi to make a testament, or will.
2. test ·noun a witness.
3. test ·noun judgment; distinction; discrimination.
4. test ·noun means of trial; as, absence is a test of love.
5. test ·noun ·alt. of testa.
6. test ·vt to refine, as gold or silver, in a test, or cupel; to subject to cupellation.
7. test ·noun discriminative characteristic; standard of judgment; ground of admission or exclusion.
8. test ·noun a cupel or cupelling hearth in which precious metals are melted for trial and refinement.
9. test ·vt to examine or try, as by the use of some reagent; as, to test a solution by litmus paper.
10. test ·noun that with which anything is compared for proof of its genuineness; a touchstone; a standard.
11. test ·noun examination or trial by the cupel; hence, any critical examination or decisive trial; as, to put a man's assertions to a test.
12. test ·vt to put to the proof; to prove the truth, genuineness, or quality of by experiment, or by some principle or standard; to try; as, to test the soundness of a principle; to test the validity of an argument.
13. test ·noun a reaction employed to recognize or distinguish any particular substance or constituent of a compound, as the production of some characteristic precipitate; also, the reagent employed to produce such reaction; thus, the ordinary test for sulphuric acid is the production of a white insoluble precipitate of barium sulphate by means of some soluble barium salt.