American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A notable adventure or exploit.
- n. A verse romance or tale.
- n. A prose romance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of guest.
- n. That which is done; an act, deed, or achievement.
- n. A tale of achievement or adventure; a story; a romance.
- To tell stories or romances.
- n. Bearing; carriage of one's person; deportment.
- n. Gesture.
- n. A stage, rest, or stop in traveling: same as gist.
- n. A list of the several stages of a journey; an itinerary; specifically, a roll or journal of the several days and stages prearranged for a royal progress in England. Many such gests are extant in the heralds' office.
- A simplified spelling of guest.
- n. obsolete A gesture or action.
- n. archaic A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.
- n. obsolete A stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.
- n. obsolete A roll reciting the several stages arranged for a royal progress.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A guest.
- n. obsolete Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure.
- n. obsolete An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
- n. obsolete A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story.
- n. Archaic Gesture; bearing; deportment.
- n. obsolete A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest.
- n. obsolete A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office.
- Compare gist a resting place. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English geste; see jest. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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