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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

prest

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of press

Etymology 2Edit

Old French prest

NounEdit

prest (plural prests)

  1. (rare) A payment of wages in advance
  2. A loan or advance (of money)
    • Francis Bacon
      Requiring of the city a prest of six thousand marks.
  3. A tax or duty
  4. (obsolete) A sum of money paid to a soldier or sailor upon enlistment
  5. (law) A duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands.
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VerbEdit

prest (third-person singular simple present prests, present participle presting, simple past and past participle prested)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To give as a loan; to lend.
    • E. Hall
      Sums of money [] prested out in loan.

AdjectiveEdit

prest (comparative more prest, superlative most prest)

  1. (obsolete) Ready; prompt; prepared.
    • R. of Gloucester
      All prest to such battle he was.
  2. (obsolete) Neat; tidy; proper.
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IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

prest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of prestur

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French prest.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /prɛːst/, /prɛst/

NounEdit

prest (plural prests)

  1. loan, borrowing
  2. tax, fee, levy
  3. advance payment
DescendantsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English prēost, from Late Latin presbyter.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

prest (plural prestes)

  1. parish priest
  2. A Christian cleric or priest
  3. A non-Christian priest or religious head
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old French prest, a form of prés, from Latin pressus.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

prest

  1. willing, enthusiastic
  2. prompt, alert, attentive
  3. ready, set up, useable
  4. bold, daring
  5. nearby, close
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: prest (obsolete)
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AdverbEdit

prest

  1. quickly, speedily, hastily
  2. enthusiastically, readily
  3. totally
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Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

prest m (plural prests)

  1. loan

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DescendantsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

prest m (definite singular presten, indefinite plural prester, definite plural prestene)

  1. a priest, minister (etc.)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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NounEdit

prest m (definite singular presten, indefinite plural prestar, definite plural prestane)

  1. a priest, minister (etc.)

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

prest m (oblique plural prez or pretz, nominative singular prez or pretz, nominative plural prest)

  1. loan
  2. monetary gift

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

prest ?

  1. Obsolete spelling of präst