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test (n.)

14世纪晚期,"用于检测贵金属的小器皿",来自古法语 test ,来自拉丁语 testum "土罐",与 testa "一块烧过的粘土、土罐、贝壳"有关(见 tete )。

1590年代就有"试验或检查以确定某物的正确性"的意义。连接的概念是"通过在锅里熔化金属来确定它的质量"。 Test Act 是英国历史上各种法律的名称,意在排除天主教徒和非教徒的职务,特别是1673年的法律,1828年被废除。 Test drive (v.)最早记载于1954年。

test (v.)

1748年,"检验正确性",出自 test (n.),关于"付诸证明"的概念。更早的"验金或验银"在测试中( 17世纪 )。意为"进行检验",出自1939年;"接受检验"的意义出自1934年。相关链接: Tested ; testing .

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Definitions of test from WordNet
1
test (v.)
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to;
Synonyms: prove / try / try out / examine / essay
test (v.)
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection;
Synonyms: screen
test (v.)
examine someone's knowledge of something;
The teacher tests us every week
Synonyms: quiz
test (v.)
show a certain characteristic when tested;
He tested positive for HIV
test (v.)
achieve a certain score or rating on a test;
She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools
test (v.)
determine the presence or properties of (a substance);
test (v.)
undergo a test;
She doesn't test well
2
test (n.)
trying something to find out about it;
Synonyms: trial / trial run / tryout
test (n.)
any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc;
the test was standardized on a large sample of students
Synonyms: mental test / mental testing / psychometric test
test (n.)
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge;
when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions
Synonyms: examination / exam
test (n.)
the act of undergoing testing;
he survived the great test of battle
Synonyms: trial
test (n.)
the act of testing something;
Synonyms: trial / run
test (n.)
a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins;
From wordnet.princeton.edu