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Princeton's WordNet

  1. joust, tilt(verb)

    a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

  2. joust(verb)

    joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback


  1. Joust(v. i.)

    Hence: To engage in a competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent.

  2. Joust(n.)

    Hence: Any competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent.

  3. Origin: [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste, F. joute. See Joust, v. i.]


  1. joust(Noun)

    A tilting match: a mock combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances in the lists or enclosed field.

  2. joust(Verb)

    To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.

  3. Origin: From jouster (modern French: jouter), from late popular juxtare. English since the early 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joust(verb)

    to engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt

  2. Joust(verb)

    a tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field

  3. Origin: [OE. justen, jousten, OF. jouster, jouster, joster, F. jouter, fr. L. juxta near to, nigh, from the root of jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Jostle.]


  1. Joust

    Joust is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is a platform game that features two-dimensional graphics. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards. John Newcomer led the development team, which included Bill Pfutzenrueter, Jan Hendricks, Python Anghelo, Tim Murphy, and John Kotlarik. Newcomer aimed to create a flying game with co-operative two-player gameplay, but wanted to avoid a space theme, which was popular at the time. Staff worked within the technical limitations of the hardware, excluding concepts and optimizing the visuals. The game was well-received in arcades and by critics, who praised the gameplay. The gameplay mechanics influenced titles by other developers. Joust was followed by a sequel three years later, and was ported to numerous home and portable platforms.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Joust

    jōōst, Just, just, n. the encounter of two knights on horseback at a tournament.—v.i. to run in the tilt. [O. Fr. jouste, joste—L. juxta, nigh to.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. joust

    An exercise of arms and horsemanship, performed in the Middle Ages by knights and nobles. In the joust, the combatants engaged one another singly, each against his antagonist. The weapon most in use in the joust was the lance, but sometimes the battle-axe and sword were employed. To direct the lance anywhere but at the body of the antagonist was reckoned foul play. In the joust of peace, or joute de plaisance, a foot encounter preceded the mounted combat.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of joust in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of joust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of joust in a Sentence

  1. Ed Sealover:

    We stand behind the Bud Light transparency campaign and have no plans to change the advertising. Brendan Whitworth, chief of U.S. sales for parent company Anheuser-Busch, said roughly 40 percent of consumers want some kind of additional transparency on products they consume, which is a key data point for the company. The epic joust is far from over. MillerCoors just unleashed a fresh assault of its own. We launched new ads from Miller Lite that are light hearted way to poke fun at the fact that Bud Light is living in fantasy world and in real world, more taste is what matters, says Adam Collins, vice president of communications for MillerCoors. The ads consist of medieval scenes with actors portraying thefamous Bud Light knightandprisoners, walking off the commercial set to crack open a Miller Lite. Beer book author and Denver Business Journal Reporter Ed Sealover, said beer sales have been suffering. At this point, when you continue to lose sales, you need to peck at your competition because youre not taking those sales away from craft breweries right now, he said. Youre going to have to take it away from people who compete in the same market as you.

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