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Meaning of ZEST

Pronunciation:  zest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tart spiciness
  2. [n]  vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
  3. [v]  make more interesting or flavorful, either in the literal or in a metaphorical sense; "Spice the soup"; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

ZEST is a 4 letter word that starts with Z.


 Synonyms: gusto, nip, piquance, piquancy, relish, spice, spice up, tang, tanginess, zestfulness
 See Also: alter, change, enjoyment, enthusiasm, spice, spicery, spiciness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Zest\, n. [F. zeste, probably fr. L. schistos split,
    cleft, divided, Gr. ?, from ? to split, cleave. Cf.
    1. A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which
       may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to
       liquor, etc.
    2. Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste,
       or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment;
       relish; gusto.
             Almighty Vanity! to thee they owe Their zest of
             pleasure, and their balm of woe.      --Young.
             Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the
             highest zest and relish to social intercourse.
    3. The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
  2. \Zest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Zested}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon,
       etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
    2. To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or
       relish of; as, to zest wine. --Gibber.
Computing Dictionary

An object-oriented extension of z.

["Object Orientation in Z", S. Stepney et al eds, Springer 1992].