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  1. prestnoun

    A payment of wages in advance

  2. prestnoun

    A loan or advance (of money)

  3. prestnoun

    A tax or duty

  4. prestnoun

    A sum of money paid to a soldier or sailor upon enlistment

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prestadjective

    Etymology: prest or prêt, Fr.

    Each mind is prest, and open every ear,
    To hear new tidings, though they no way joy us. Edward Fairfax.

    Grittus desired nothing more than, at his first entrance, to have confirmed the opinion of his authority in the minds of the vulgar people, by the prest and ready attendance of the Vayuod. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    More wealth any where, to be breefe
    More people, more handsome and prest
    Where find ye? Thomas Tusser, Husbandry.

  2. Prestnoun

    A loan.

    Etymology: prest, Fr.

    He required of the city a prest of six thousand marks; but, after many parlees, he could obtain but two thousand pounds. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.


  1. PREST

    Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) is a research institute based in Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, UK. MIoIR is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, which includes the overlap of innovation with science management and science policy. With over 50 full members, approximately 50 PhD researchers and a range of associated academics, MIoIR is Europe’s largest and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. As a dedicated research centre, MIoIR is at the heart of innovation-related research in the Alliance Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester. The Institute is housed in the Denmark Building, Denmark Road, Manchester, opposite to Withworth Art Gallery while construction works continues to transform the Alliance Manchester Business School until Autumn 2018.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prest

    imp. & p. p. of Press

  2. Prestadjective

    ready; prompt; prepared

  3. Prestadjective

    neat; tidy; proper

  4. Prestnoun

    ready money; a loan of money

  5. Prestnoun

    a duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands

  6. Prestverb

    to give as a loan; to lend

  7. Etymology: [OF. prest, F. prt, fr. OF. prester to lend, F. prter, fr. L. praestare to stand before, to become surety for, to fulfill, offer, supply; prae before + stare to stand. See Pre-, and Stand, and cf. Press to force into service.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prest

    prest, adj. ready: neat: at hand.—n. ready-money: a loan.—v.t. to pay out: to lend. [L. præsto, ready.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. prest

    Formerly signified quick or ready, and a prest man was one willing to enlist for a stipulated sum--the very reverse of the pressed man of later times. (See PRESS-GANG.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PREST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Prest is ranked #25572 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Prest surname appeared 965 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Prest.

    93.4% or 902 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PREST in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PREST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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