See also: Mest, MEST, mést, měst, мест, and месть

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Danish mest, from Old Norse mestr.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

mest

  1. most; to the highest degree
    Den er mest afskyelig af dem alle.
    It is the most despicable of them all.
  2. most; in the largest quantity
    Hun havde mest plads.
    She had the most space.

Adverb edit

mest

  1. mostly; for the most part
    Gruppen bestod mest af immigranter fra Skotland.
    The group consisted chiefly of Scottish immigrants.
  2. most of the time
    Sommetider gik hun ture, men mest sov hun.
    She would sometimes go for walks, but mostly, she slept.

Dutch edit

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Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch mest, from Old Dutch *mist, from Proto-West Germanic *mistu, from Proto-Germanic *mihstuz. Probably derived from *mīganą (to urinate) + *-þuz.

Cognate with Old Saxon mist, Old High German mist, German Mist, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃𐍄𐌿𐍃 (maihstus). More distantly related to Middle Dutch mes, mis, Old Saxon mehs, West Frisian mjoks, mjuks, Old English meox.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /mɛst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mest
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun edit

mest m or n (uncountable)

  1. dung
  2. fertilizer

Usage notes edit

Mest is in modern usage masculine in the Netherlands, but may also be neuter in Belgium.

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Descendants edit

  • Caribbean Hindustani: mes
  • Caribbean Javanese: mès
  • Papiamentu: mèst, mest

Anagrams edit

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Adverb edit

mest (superlative of nógv, comparative meira)

  1. most

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Latvian edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with Lithuanian mesti, see there for more.

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Verb edit

mest (transitive, 1st conjugation, present metu, met, met, past metu)

  1. to throw

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Middle English edit

Noun edit

mest

  1. Alternative form of myst (mist)

Northern Kurdish edit

Adjective edit

mest

  1. drunk

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Adjective edit

mest

  1. indefinite singular superlative degree of mye

Adverb edit

mest

  1. most; used in construction of superlative of long/foreign adjectives

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

mest

  1. most; used in construction of superlative of long/foreign adjectives
  2. almost

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Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *maist, *maistaz (most). Compare Old English mǣst, Old Frisian māst, Old High German meist, Old Norse mestur, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃 (maists), 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄 (maist).

Adverb edit

mēst

  1. most

Slovene edit

Noun edit

mest

  1. genitive dual/plural of mesto

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse mestr, from Proto-Germanic *maist.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

mest

  1. mostly, most of the time
  2. mostly, mainly; to the larger part
  3. superlative degree of mycket: most
  4. superlative degree of många: most
  5. Used in construction of the superlative of certain adjectives: most

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Noun edit

mest (m)

  1. tomorrow