Definition of trier in English:



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

    ‘Kelly was described by her teachers as a real trier’
    • ‘Kiltegan will have better days but they had many hard triers.’
    • ‘He's such a hard trier, and he's always second or third, but he got the money today.’
    • ‘God loves a trier, and once they don't reek of desperation, so do I.’
    • ‘Sakhee is a trier all right and the same applies to Sinndar.’
    • ‘But New Zealanders love a trier, and that's him.’
    • ‘Froggatt is a more dependable type and a trier but will not trouble top-class defenders.’
    • ‘She's won or come second in many major distance events, and she's a trier.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Andrew Heaney, Jarlath Varley, Michael Coleman, Jimmy Killeen and Danny McHugh were Garrymore's hardest triers.’
    • ‘They have a team of real triers going into the big games and confidence will play a major part in the survival.’
    • ‘Graham Kavanagh is another trier but he, too, is a journeyman footballer.’
    • ‘But he is a real trier and the Saltires can be sure he'll give everything for their cause.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the plus side I saw myself as a trier - just like Paula.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their victory confirmed that God truly loves a trier, for it was their fifth attempt.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A person or body responsible for investigating and deciding a case judicially.

    ‘the jury is the trier of fact’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is difficult for the trier of fact to distinguish when a witness is ‘advocating’ for a cause, and when he is not.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ultimately, the scope of the duty turns on the particular facts of a given case and the judgement of the trier of fact.’
    • ‘It requires the trier of fact to look at the defendant's state of mind.’
    • ‘Many French scholars note that these requirements represent a dangerous trend because it forces the trier of fact to judge aesthetics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But for the charge being on the indictment, the trier of fact would not hear it.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Definition of Trier in English:


proper noun

  • A city on the Mosel River in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany; population 103,500 (est. 2006). French name Trèves Established by a Germanic tribe, the Treveri, c.400 BC, Trier is one of the oldest cities in Europe.