1. The act of testing something (synset 100792739)
    "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
  2. Trying something to find out about it (synset 105807220)
    "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  3. The act of undergoing testing (synset 100796028)
    "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
  4. (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law (synset 101198357)
    "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
  5. (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications (synset 107492371)
    "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
  6. An annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event (synset 107387559)
    "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"

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