Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of east.
  • noun Grace; favor.
  • noun A suffix of adjectives, forming the superlative degree, as in coldest, deepest, greatest, biggest, etc. See -er.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Abbreviations of established.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete East.

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  • noun obsolete Grace; favour.
  • adjective Abbreviation of established.

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

Etymologies

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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.

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