Gest Gest, n. [OF. geste exploit. See {Jest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony. [Obs.] --Mede. [1913 Webster]

3. A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. Gesture; bearing; deportment. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Through his heroic grace and honorable gest. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gest — is a surname, and may refer to:* Alain Gest (born 1950), French politician * David Gest (born 1953), American television producer * Morris Gest (1875 1942), Jewish American theatrical producer * William H. Gest (1838 1912), member of the United… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gest — Gest, n. [Cf. {Gist} a resting place.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest. [Obs.] Kersey. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gest — Gest, n. A guest. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • gest — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • gest — • gest, åtbörd, tecken, vink …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • gest — famous deed, exploit; story, romance, c.1300, from O.Fr. geste action, exploit, romance, history (of celebrated people or actions), from L. gesta actions, exploits, deeds, achievements, neut. pl. of gestus, pp. of gerere to carry on, wage,… …   Etymology dictionary

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