What does Digest mean?
Definitions for Digest
dɪˈdʒɛst, daɪ-; ˈdaɪ dʒɛstdi·gest
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Digest.
a periodical that summarizes the news
something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
convert food into absorbable substances
"I cannot digest milk products"
arrange and integrate in the mind
"I cannot digest all this information"
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upverb
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
"I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
become assimilated into the body
"Protein digests in a few hours"
systematize, as by classifying and summarizing
"the government digested the entire law into a code"
soften or disintegrate, as by undergoing exposure to heat or moisture
digest, condense, concentrateverb
make more concise
"condense the contents of a book into a summary"
soften or disintegrate by means of chemical action, heat, or moisture
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The pandect of the civil law, containing the opinions of the ancient lawyers.
Etymology: digesta, Latin.
I had a purpose to make a particular digest, or recompilement of the laws of mine own nation. Francis Bacon.
Laws in the digest shew that the Romans applied themselves to trade. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
Etymology: digero, digestum, Latin.
If little faults, proceeding on distemper,
Shall not be wink’d at, how shall we stretch our eye,
When capital crimes, chew’d, swallow’d, and digested,
Appear. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
Each then has organs to digest his food;
One to beget, and one receive the brood. Matthew Prior.
A few chosen friends, who sometimes deign
To bless my humble roof, with sense refin’d,
Learning digested well. James Thomson, Winter, l. 550.
Leaps o’er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils,
’Ginning i’ th’ middle: starting thence away,
To what may be digested in a play. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressid.
First, let us go to dinner.
—— Nay, let me praise you while I have a stomach.
—— No, pray thee, let it serve for table talk;
Then howsoe’er thou speak’st, ’mong other things
I shall digest it. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
The pleasance of numbers, that rudeness and barbarism might the better taste and digest the lessons of civility. Henry Peacham.
Cornwal and Albany,
With my two daughters dowers, digest the third. William Shakespeare.
To generate matter as a wound, and tend to a cure.
to distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc
to separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme
to think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend
to appropriate for strengthening and comfort
hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook
to soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations
to dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound
to ripen; to mature
to quiet or abate, as anger or grief
to undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill
to suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer
that which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
a compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest
Etymology: [L. digestus, p. p. of digerere to separate, arrange, dissolve, digest; di- = dis- + gerere to bear, carry, wear. See Jest.]
The Digest, also known as the Pandects, is a name given to a compendium or digest of Roman law compiled by order of the emperor Justinian I in the 6th century. The Digest was one part of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the body of civil law issued under Justinian I. The other two parts were Institutes of Justinian, and the Codex Justinianus. A fourth part, the Novels, was added later. The original Codex Justinianus was promulgated in April of 529 by the C. "Summa," which made it the only source of imperial law, repealing all earlier codifications. However, it permitted reference to ancient jurists whose writings had been regarded as authoritative. Under Theodosus II's Law of Citations, the writings of Papinian, Paulus, Ulpian, Modestinus, and Gaius were made the primary juristic authorities who could be cited in court. Others cited by them also could be referred to, but their views had to be "informed by a comparison of manuscripts." Unfortunately, these authorities often conflicted. Therefore, Justinian ordered these conflicts to be settled and fifty of these were published as the "quinquaqinta decisiones". Soon after, he further decreed that the works of these ancient writers, which totaled over 1,500 books, be condensed into fifty books. These were to be entitled, in Latin, "Digesta" or, in Greek, "Pandectae". In response to this order of December 15, 530, Tribonian created a commission of sixteen members to do the work--one government official, four professors, and eleven advocates.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
di-jest′, v.t. to dissolve food in the stomach: to soften by heat and moisture: to distribute and arrange: to prepare or classify in the mind: to think over.—v.i. to be dissolved in the stomach: to be softened by heat and moisture.—adv. Digest′edly.—n. Digest′er, one who digests: a close vessel in which by heat and pressure strong extracts are made from animal and vegetable substances.—n. Digestibil′ity.—adj. Digest′ible, that may be digested.—n. Diges′tion, the dissolving of the food in the stomach: orderly arrangement: exposing to slow heat, &c.—adj. Digest′ive, pertaining to digestion: promoting digestion.—adv. Digest′ively. [L. digerĕre, digestum, to carry asunder or dissolve—di (= dis), asunder, and gerĕre, to bear.]
dī′jest, n. a body of laws collected and arranged, esp. the Justinian code of civil laws. [L. digesta, neut. pl. of digestus, pa.p. of digerĕre, to carry apart, to arrange.]
To change food into a form of matter.
The body of an animal and human can change food into a simple form this is called digestion.
Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020
The numerical value of Digest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Digest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Digest in a Sentence
Bacteria are required to digest many indigestible fibers that were, at one time, a large part of the diet.
People are going to digest what's happened thus far with the major banks, as well as Alcoa and some of the major industrial companies.
Investors have a lot to digest this week with the Fed meeting, oil prices and earnings, which could lead to higher market volatility and uncertainties.
Family Court Judge George Phelan:
I have a lot to digest.
Generally, a snake takes seven days to digest food, which means it had been at least seven days since it had eaten something. A cobra which lives in a natural habitat eats at least twice in a day.
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- استوعب, هضمArabic
- разбирам, усвоявам, смилам, резюме, смилам се, сборникBulgarian
- verdauen, verdaulich sein, aufschließen, DigestGerman
- resumen, digerirSpanish
- annostella, sulaa, järjestellä, luokitella, tiivistelmä, yhteenveto, sulattaaFinnish
- revue, digeste, digérer, revue de presseFrench
- cnàmhScottish Gaelic
- הִתְעַכֵּל, עיכלHebrew
- ダイジェスト, 消化Japanese
- overzicht, overdenken, verteren, ordenen, compendiumDutch
- compêndio, digerirPortuguese
- digera, mistuiRomanian
- обзор, дайджест, сборник, усвоить, переварить, усваивать, перевариватьRussian
- травити, перетравлюватиUkrainian
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