tried
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of trien to try, test Date: 15th century 1. found good, faithful, or trustworthy through experience or testing <
a tried recipe
>
2. subjected to trials or distress <
a kind but much-tried father
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tried — Tried, imp. & p. p. of {Try.} Also adj. Proved; tested; faithful; trustworthy; as, a tried friend. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tried — [adj] reliable approved, certified, constant, demonstrated, dependable, faithful, proved, secure, staunch, steadfast, tested, tried andtrue*, true blue*, trustworthy, trusty, used; concept 535 Ant. unreliable, untried …   New thesaurus

  • tried — index conclusive (determinative), convincing, dependable, expert, indubious, loyal, reliable, staunch …   Law dictionary

  • tried — [trīd] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of TRY adj. 1. tested; proved 2. trustworthy; faithful 3. having endured trials and troubles …   English World dictionary

  • tried — [[t]tra͟ɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ and adj Tried is used in the expressions tried and tested, tried and trusted, and tried and true, which describe a product or method that has already been used and has been found to be successful. → See also , well tried …   English dictionary

  • tried — Try Try, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {tried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trying}.] [OE. trien to select, pick out, F. trier to cull, to out, LL. tritare to triturate (hence the sense of, to thresh, to separate the grain from the straw, to select), L. terere,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tried — tried1 [traıd] the past tense and past participle of ↑try tried 2 tried2 adj tried and tested/trusted/true a tried and tested method has been used successfully many times ▪ tried and tested safety procedures …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tried — 1 the past tense and past participle of try 1 2 adjective tried and tested/trusted a tried and tested method has been used successfully many times: tried and tested safety procedures | a tried and trusted formula …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tried — tried1 the past tense and past participle of try1 tried tried 2 [ traıd ] adjective tried and true/tested known to be good or effective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tried — tap·es·tried; tried; un·tried; …   English syllables

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