See also: Jëst and jesť

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English geste (idle tale), from Old French geste (acts, exploits), from Latin gesta (acts, deeds). Doublet of gest.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: jĕst, IPA(key): /dʒɛst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

NounEdit

jest (plural jests)

  1. (archaic) An act performed for amusement; a joke.
  2. (archaic) Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
    Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court.
  3. (obsolete) A deed; an action; a gest.
    • 1540, Thomas Elyot, Image of Governance
      the jests or actions of princes
  4. (obsolete) A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)
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VerbEdit

jest (third-person singular simple present jests, present participle jesting, simple past and past participle jested)

  1. To tell a joke; to talk in a playful manner; to make fun of something or someone.
    Surely you jest!
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Etymology 2Edit

Eye dialect spelling of just..

AdverbEdit

jest (not comparable)

  1. (African-American Vernacular, Southern US) Alternative spelling of just

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse jǫstr, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz, whence English yeast.

NounEdit

jest m (definite singular jesten, indefinite plural jester, definite plural jestene)

  1. yeast
    Synonym: gjær

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse jǫstr, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz, whence also English yeast. Doublet of jester.

NounEdit

jest m (definite singular jesten, indefinite plural jestar, definite plural jestane)

  1. yeast
    Synonym: gjær

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PolishEdit

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jest

  1. third-person singular present indicative of być; is
    Ona jest ładna.She's pretty.
    Agnieszka jest studentką.Agnieszka is a student.
  2. (mathematics) is, equals (see also wynosi)
    dwa plus dwa jest cztery.Two plus two is four.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

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jest (Cyrillic spelling јест)

  1. third-person singular present of bȉti