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Meaning of GEST

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
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  1. \Gest\, n.
    A guest. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Gest\, n. [OF. geste exploit. See {Jest}.]
    1. Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an
       adventure. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    2. An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage;
       show; ceremony. [Obs.] --Mede.
    
    3. A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story.
       [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser.
    
    4. Gesture; bearing; deportment. [Archaic]
    
             Through his heroic grace and honorable gest.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    
  3. \Gest\, n. [Cf. {Gist} a resting place.]
    1. A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a
       journey or progress; a rest. [Obs.] --Kersey.
    
    2. A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal
       progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office.
       [Obs.] --Hanmer.
    
    
 
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