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4 letters words from 'gest'

GEST 5GETS 5
TEGS 5 

3 letters words from 'gest'

EST 3GET 4
SEG 4SET 3
TEG 4TES 3

2 letters words from 'gest'

ES 2ET 2
ST 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of gest

gest egst gset sget esgt segt gets egts gtes tges etgs tegs gste sgte gtse tgse stge tsge estg setg etsg tesg steg tseg

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gest. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gest.

Definitions and meaning of gest

gest

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒɛst/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle French geste. Doublet of jest.

Noun

gest (countable and uncountable, plural gests)

  1. (obsolete) A gesture or action.
  2. (archaic) A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
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  3. (archaic) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mede to this entry?)
  4. (archaic) bearing; deportment
Translations

Etymology 2

Compare gist a resting place.

Noun

gest (plural gests)

  1. (obsolete) A stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.
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  2. (obsolete) A roll reciting the several stages arranged for a royal progress.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hanmer to this entry?)

Anagrams

  • Gets, gets, steg, tegs

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin gestus, attested from the 14th century.

Noun

gest m (plural gests or gestos)

  1. gesture

Related terms

  • gesticular

References

Further reading

  • “gest” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “gest” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “gest” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Icelandic

Etymology 1

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

gest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of gestur

Etymology 2

Verb

gest

  1. singular present indicative of getast
  2. second-person imperative of getast

Middle Dutch

Alternative forms

  • gist

Etymology

From Old Dutch *gest, *gist, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz.

Noun

gest m or f

  1. yeast

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms

  • gist

Descendants

  • Dutch: gist
    • Afrikaans: gis

Further reading

  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J., “gest (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek[1], The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1885–1929, →ISBN, page II

Middle English

Etymology 1

From a conflation of Old Norse gestr and Old English ġiest; both from Proto-Germanic *gastiz, from Proto-Germanic *gʰóstis. Doublet of host.

Alternative forms

  • geste, gist, geast, gyst

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛst/, /ɡɛːst/, /ɡist/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun

gest (plural gestes)

  1. A guest, visitor; somebody staying at another's residence.
  2. A customer of a hostel or inn; one that pays for accomodation.
  3. An unknown person; a foreigner or outsider.
  4. A (often threatening) male individual; a ominous person.
  5. (figuratively, rare) A male lover of a woman; a man in an unofficial intimate relationship with a woman.
Derived terms
  • gesten
  • gestenen
  • gestyng
Descendants
  • English: guest
  • Scots: guest
References
  • “gest, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-26.

Etymology 2

Noun

gest

  1. Alternative form of geste (tale)

Etymology 3

Noun

gest

  1. Alternative form of geste (tribe)

Etymology 4

Verb

gest

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to host a guest)

Etymology 5

Verb

gest

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to read poetry)

Etymology 6

Noun

gest

  1. Alternative form of yest (beer foam)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin gestus, via French geste

Noun

gest m (definite singular gesten, indefinite plural gester, definite plural gestene)

  1. a gesture

References

  • “gest” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin gestus, via French geste

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛst/

Noun

gest m (definite singular gesten, indefinite plural gestar, definite plural gestane)

  1. a gesture

References

  • “gest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Frisian

Etymology

Possibly borrowed from Old Saxon gēst or Old High German geist.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːst/, [ˈɡɛːst]

Noun

gēst m

  1. Alternative form of gāst

References

  • Bremmer, Rolf H., An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009, →ISBN, page 28

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *gaist.

Noun

gēst m

  1. A soul, spirit, breath

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: gēst, geist
    • Low German: geest

Polish

Etymology

From Medieval Latin gestura, nominative singular of gesturus (about to carry).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛst/

Noun

gest m inan

  1. gesture

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

From French geste.

Noun

gest n (plural gesturi)

  1. gesture

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin gestus (having been carried)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɧɛst/

Noun

gest c

  1. a gesture; a motion of the hands
    gäster med gester
    guests with gestures (title of a Swedish TV show)
  2. a gesture; a symbolic action, a signal

Declension

Related terms

  • gestik
  • gestikulation
  • gestikulera
  • gestikulering
  • gestisk
  • gestuell

Anagrams

  • gets, segt, steg, tegs

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛst/

Verb

gest

  1. Soft mutation of cest.

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • (obsolete) an exploit; a tale of adventure.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)