• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gest A guest.
    • Gest A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office.
    • Gest A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest.
    • Gest A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story.
    • Gest An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
    • Gest Gesture; bearing; deportment. "Through his heroic grace and honorable gest ."
    • Gest Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gest A Middle English form of guest.
    • n gest That which is done; an act, deed, or achievement.
    • n gest A tale of achievement or adventure; a story; a romance.
    • gest To tell stories or romances.
    • n gest Bearing; carriage of one's person; deportment.
    • n gest Gesture.
    • n gest A stage, rest, or stop in traveling: same as gist.
    • n gest A list of the several stages of a journey; an itinerary; specifically, a roll or journal of the several days and stages prearranged for a royal progress in England. Many such gests are extant in the heralds' office.
    • gest A simplified spelling of guest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gest jest (Shak.) Same as Gist.
    • n Gest jest an exploit: demeanour, bearing: a tale of adventure, a romance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. geste, exploit. See Jest
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gesta, things done—gerĕre, gestum, to bear.


In literature:

He retained his disguise and called himself Gest.
"Grettir The Strong" by Unknown
Dans sa pensee, c'etait un geste d'amour, en realite presque un geste de pardon.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
Prayey, your Honner, forgive the gesting of a poor plane man.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Gest d. 10 Jan., 1887.
"In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious" by W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
Again, when Tennyson took a great gest of war as his subject, he took it exclusively from the history of his own land.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
Gest rode all that day from Saurby and came to the Saelingsdale spring, and tarried there for a while.
"Laxdæla Saga" by Anonymous
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Just the same she's never any good in Gest and Pant, is she, Teddie?
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
With gests so stiff their lesson they repeat, You'd swear with staves their bodies were replete!
"Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853" by Various
We're a-goin' to di-gest it, you know.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
The antients represented the passions, by gests, colors and sounds.
"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
That would 'gest, and then he'd get the rum.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
A Lytell Geste of Robin Hode, with other Ancient and Modern Ballads and Songs relating to this celebrated yeoman.
"Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws" by Frank Sidgwick
Gest was president of the company.
"Mask of Death" by Paul Ernst
The three chief gestes are those of the King, of Doon de Mayence, and of Garin de Montglane.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
DI'GEST, a name originally given to a collection or body of Roman laws, digested or arranged under proper titles by order of the Emperor Justinian.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The pork, ez we allus kills ourselves fur the benefit o' transient gests, bein' a speciality.
"Gabriel Conroy" by Bert Harte
And howe the wyfe of the house was rostinge of a Pyg, whyle her gestes were in their matche.
"The Rogues and Vagabonds of Shakespeare's Youth" by John Awdeley
The word "jest," from which "jester" is formed, is used from the 16th century for the earlier "gest," Lat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
In former times, they who wrote gests and histories of other days used to be beloved, and much prized and honoured.
"The Chronicle of the Norman Conquest" by Master Wace

In poetry:

"This word shall be holde," said Little John,
"And this lesson shall we lere;
It is ferr-e days, God send us a geste,
That we were at our dinere!"
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley

In news:

Gary Cooper as a legionnaire in Beau Geste, 1939. LIG Assets, Inc Subsidiary SuiteMagic, Inc Introduces Proprietary Marketing Platform to the Hospitality Industry through GEST ™ and MagicBox.
Ben Gest photographs on display at Baltimore's Contemporary Museum.
Liza Minnelli and husband David Gest have patched things up to the point that they can now get divorced.
Transitions For Health, the maker of Pro- Gest , has no authority over physicians who prescribe Pro- Gest , natural progesterone cream, for the benefit of their patients. LIG Assets, Inc Subsidiary SuiteMagic, Inc Introduces Proprietary Marketing Platform to the Hospitality Industry through GEST™ and MagicBox.
England is in love with Liza's ex, David Gest.
One of President Obama's top economic advisers, former Fed chief Paul Volcker, sug gested this week that it's time for America to adopt a VAT , or value-added tax.
Local traffic will have access to Evans from Gest Street.
"Obviously there's interest in Tucson in Hawaiiana," said impresario Don Gest, who brought Keola Beamer to a well-attended Berger Performing Arts Center gig in 1999.
BIG SPRING — The big-gest game of the season for Sweetwater produced its highest-scoring and most lopsided win of 2012.
The start featured the six yachts fastest boats in the 30-boat fleet: Rambler 100, Beau Geste, PUMA racing's mar mostro, Vanquish, Sojana and ICAP Leopard.

In science:

The idea to apply the N–connections formalism as a new geometric method of constructins exact solutions in gravity theories was sug[17, 18] and developed and applied in a number of works, see gested in Refs. for instance, Ref. [19, 20, 21]).
Nonlinear Connections and Exact Solutions in Einstein and Extra Dimension Gravity
This sug gests that most of the UV light is the stellar continuum of the starburst scattered into our line of sight by dust in the out flow.
GALEX: Galaxy Evolution Explorer
By (A.3) this gives (2.14). I am grateful to Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen for sugAcknowledgment. gesting that Proposition 2.1 could be proved by adapting a proof of the asymptotic behavior of the heat kernel.
Data-driven Sobolev tests of uniformity on compact Riemannian manifolds