Definitions for gestdʒɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or geste

  1. a metrical romance or history.

    Category: Prosody

  2. a story or tale.

  3. a deed or exploit.

* Archaic..

Origin of gest:

1250–1300; ME < OF geste action, exploit < L gesta exploits, der. of gerere to carry on, perform


  1. gest(Noun)

    A gesture or action.

  2. gest(Noun)

    A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.

  3. Origin: From geste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gest(noun)

    a guest

  2. Gest(noun)

    something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure

  3. Gest(noun)

    an action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony

  4. Gest(noun)

    a tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story

  5. Gest(noun)

    gesture; bearing; deportment

  6. Gest(noun)

    a stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest

  7. Gest(noun)

    a roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office

Translations for gest

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a movement of the head, hand etc to express an idea etc

The speaker emphasized his words with violent gestures.

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