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  1. gestnoun

    A gesture or action.

  2. gestnoun

    A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.

  3. Etymology: From geste.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gestnoun

    Etymology: gestum, Latin.

    Who fair them quites, as him beseemed best,
    And goodly can discourse of many a noble gest. Fai. Qu.

    Gests should be interlarded after the Persian manner, by ages, young and old.

    Thomas Hanmer.

    I’ll give you my commission,
    To let him there a month, behind the gest,
    Prefix’d for’s parting. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    He distinctly sets down the gests and progress thereof; and are conceits of eminent use, to solve magnetical phenomenas. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 2.


  1. GEST

    GEST can refer to various things depending on the context. However, in a general sense, GEST may stand for "Group Embedded Figures Test," which is a psychological test used to assess an individual's ability to perceive complex visual patterns and shapes within larger images or configurations. It evaluates one's ability to identify hidden or embedded figures within a larger visual stimulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gestnoun

    a guest

  2. Gestnoun

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

  3. Gestnoun

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

  4. Gestnoun

    a tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story

  5. Gestnoun

    gesture; bearing; deportment

  6. Gestnoun

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

  7. Gestnoun

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

  8. Etymology: [OF. geste exploit. See Jest.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gest

    jest, n. (Shak.). Same as Gist.

  2. Gest

    jest, n. an exploit: demeanour, bearing: a tale of adventure, a romance.—Gesta Romanorum ('deeds of the Romans'), the title of a collection of short stories and legends in Latin, with moralisations appended, which probably took its present form in England about the beginning of the 14th century. [L. gesta, things done—gerĕre, gestum, to bear.]

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  2. GEST

    What does GEST stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the GEST acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GEST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gest is ranked #32632 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gest surname appeared 704 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gest.

    86% or 606 total occurrences were White.
    8.8% or 62 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gest in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. commensal
    • B. ostensive
    • C. irascible
    • D. motile

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