Main definitions of trier in English

: trier1Trier2

trier1

noun

  • 1A person who always makes an effort, however unsuccessful they may be.

    ‘Kelly was described by her teachers as a real trier’
    • ‘Graham Kavanagh is another trier but he, too, is a journeyman footballer.’
    • ‘I mean, if a favourite gets beat well the punters think there's something wrong and if they win, well the punters think it was the only trier.’
    • ‘They have a team of real triers going into the big games and confidence will play a major part in the survival.’
    • ‘The Wimbledon crowd love a trier, particularly one who gives up his initial suspicion of grass, and being blessed with good looks or a dashing style does no harm.’
    • ‘But he is a real trier and the Saltires can be sure he'll give everything for their cause.’
    • ‘Their victory confirmed that God truly loves a trier, for it was their fifth attempt.’
    • ‘On the plus side I saw myself as a trier - just like Paula.’
    • ‘God loves a trier and there's no harder worker or trier than our Tom.’
    • ‘We may have no big names of stars on our team but they are all triers to the last and will not be overawed by the reputation of the Dubs.’
    • ‘Like Savage, all of them are superhuman triers whose success in the game has been more attributable to what they have in their heads and their hearts than in their feet.’
    • ‘Sakhee is a trier all right and the same applies to Sinndar.’
    • ‘A great trier who made the most of his ability, Martin thought he never got the credit he deserved at Forest, but he was a workhorse who scored a goal here and there.’
    • ‘God loves a trier, and once they don't reek of desperation, so do I.’
    • ‘She's won or come second in many major distance events, and she's a trier.’
    • ‘He may not have been top of the class, but he was a trier, he always put the effort in and he never gave up, right until the end.’
    • ‘Froggatt is a more dependable type and a trier but will not trouble top-class defenders.’
    • ‘Kiltegan will have better days but they had many hard triers.’
    • ‘Andrew Heaney, Jarlath Varley, Michael Coleman, Jimmy Killeen and Danny McHugh were Garrymore's hardest triers.’
    • ‘But New Zealanders love a trier, and that's him.’
    • ‘He's such a hard trier, and he's always second or third, but he got the money today.’
  • 2A person or body responsible for investigating and deciding a case judicially.

    ‘the jury is the trier of fact’
    • ‘Where there are conflicting expert opinions, the trier of fact must weigh the conflicting testimony and ultimately assess the weight to be given to the evidence.’
    • ‘It requires the trier of fact to look at the defendant's state of mind.’
    • ‘Where the issues are not within the ordinary knowledge and experience of the trier of fact, such evidence must be supplied by an expert opinion.’
    • ‘Many French scholars note that these requirements represent a dangerous trend because it forces the trier of fact to judge aesthetics.’
    • ‘The trial judge's verdict in my view, satisfies the test that a properly instructed trier of fact, acting judicially, could reasonably have rendered the same verdict.’
    • ‘And I do not accept, that at this stage of the proceedings, the fact the trier of fact is a judge alone rather than a jury makes any difference.’
    • ‘Such language is normally used to create mandatory presumptions of law that require a trier of fact to find a presumed fact upon proof of a basic fact.’
    • ‘It is clear that it is only with the greatest of caution that a trier of fact should draw an adverse inference from the failure of a party to call a witness.’
    • ‘Ultimately, the scope of the duty turns on the particular facts of a given case and the judgement of the trier of fact.’
    • ‘One of those principles is that it is not necessary for the trier of fact to believe or accept the defence evidence for there to be a reasonable doubt.’
    • ‘But the judge being the trier of fact has heard the evidence of Savvas and has presumably formed at least a tentative view about the credibility of Savvas.’
    • ‘The appellant argues that a trier of fact cannot use such evidence to assess the general credibility of the accused by inferring from the bad character of the accused that she is not likely to tell the truth.’
    • ‘But for the charge being on the indictment, the trier of fact would not hear it.’
    • ‘It is difficult for the trier of fact to distinguish when a witness is ‘advocating’ for a cause, and when he is not.’

Pronunciation

trier

/ˈtrʌɪə/

Main definitions of trier in English

: trier1Trier2

Trier2

proper noun

  • A city on the River Mosel in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany; population 103,500 (est. 2006). Established by a Germanic tribe, the Treveri, c.400 BC, Trier is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was a powerful archbishopric from 815 until the 18th century, but fell into decline after the French occupation in 1797.

    French name Trèves

Pronunciation

Trier

/trɪə/