1) a set of written or spoken questions that is used for finding out how much someone knows about a subjectDid you get a good mark in your physics test?[/ex]You're going to have to take the test again.[/ex]I passed my English test today.[/ex]I know I'm going to fail this test.[/ex]2) a series of actions that someone must perform in order to show how well they can do a particular activityI'm still too young to take my driving test.[/ex]3) an examination of a part of your body or of a substance that is taken from your bodyan eye test[/ex]a test for HIV[/ex]Your test results are fine.[/ex]4) a process that is designed to find out whether something is satisfactory, whether something works correctly, or whether something exists somewherenuclear tests in the Pacific[/ex]Researchers conducted tests on more than 220 electric blankets.[/ex]5) a difficult situation that shows what qualities someone or something hasa test of strength/character[/ex]•put sb/sth to the test — to find out how good or effective someone or something is[/ex]IIverb [T]test */*/*/[test]1) to find out how much someone knows or how well they can do something, by giving them a set of questions to answer or an activity to performThe aim of the examination is to test your writing skills.[/ex]You won't be tested on anything that you haven't already studied.[/ex]2) to try using something such as a machine or product to find out whether it works correctly or is satisfactoryThe theory will be tested by computer simulation.[/ex]a skin-care product that isn't tested on animals[/ex]See:tried II3) to examine someone's body in order to check that it is in good condition, or in order to find out whether they have a particular illnessDebbie has to have her eyes tested.[/ex]She was tested for hepatitis.[/ex]4) to show how good or effective someone or something is by putting pressure on themThey were never seriously tested by their opponents in the first half of the game.[/ex]
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.