Definitions

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  • adj. Abbreviation of established.
  • n. Grace; favour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. East.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of east.
  • n. Grace; favor.
  • n. A suffix of adjectives, forming the superlative degree, as in coldest, deepest, greatest, biggest, etc. See -er.
  • n. The suffix of the second person singular of the present and preterit indicative of English verbs, often syncopated to -st: as, present singest or singst, doest or dost, hast, etc., preterit sangest, sungest, thoughtest or thoughtst, diddest or didst, hadst, etc.
  • n. Abbreviations of established.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States

Etymologies

From Middle English este, from Old English ēst ("will, consent, favour, grace, liberality, munificence, bounty, kindness, love, good pleasure, harmony, liberal gifts, luxuries"), from Proto-Germanic *anstiz (“favour, affection”), from Proto-Indo-European *ān- (“to notice; face, mouth”). Cognate with Icelandic ást ("affection, love"), Dutch gunst ("favour, grace, courtesy, privilege"), German Gunst ("favour, goodwill, boon"), Danish yndest ("favour"), Swedish ynnest ("favour, indulgence, grace"). More at own. (Wiktionary)

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