Gest (?), n.

A guest.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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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.

 

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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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