• "No, mom; much obliged jest the same."
    "No, mom; much obliged jest the same."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jest act in a funny or teasing way
    • v jest tell a joke; speak humorously "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
    • n jest activity characterized by good humor
    • n jest a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter "he told a very funny joke","he knows a million gags","thanks for the laugh","he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest","even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jest A deed; an action; a gest. "The jests or actions of princes."
    • Jest A mask; a pageant; an interlude. "He promised us, in honor of our guest,
      To grace our banquet with some pompous jest ."
    • Jest Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest v. i. "I must be sad . . . smile at no man's jests .""The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests , and to his imagination for his facts."
    • Jest The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock. "Then let me be your jest ; I deserve it."
    • Jest To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything. "He jests at scars that never felt a wound."
    • Jest To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jest An act; deed; achievement; exploit; gest. See gest, n.
    • n jest A tale of achievement or adventure; a story; romance. See gest, n., 2.
    • n jest A mask; masquerade; pageant.
    • n jest A spoken pleasantry; a laughable or intentionally ludicrous saying; a witticism; a joke; a sally.
    • n jest An acted pleasantry; a, jocular or playful action; something done to make sport or cause laughter.
    • n jest The object of laughter, sport, or mockery; a laughing-stock.
    • n jest Synonyms Jest, Joke; quip, quirk, witticism, sally. A joke is often rougher or less delicate than a jest, as a practical joke, but jest often suggests more of lightness or scoffing than joke, as to turn everything into jest. Joke is the word to be used where action is implied; jest is generally applied to something said.
    • jest To tell stories or romances. See gest, verb
    • jest I can not geste, rum, raf, ruf, by letter
    • jest To trifle (with); amuse or entertain by words or actions; treat as trifling.
    • jest To say or do something intended to amuse or cause laughter.
    • jest To take part in a mask or sport; engage in mock combat; just.
    • jest To utter in jest or sport.
    • jest To apply a jest to; joke with; banter; rally.
    • jest A common dialectal form of just.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jest jest something ludicrous: joke: fun: something uttered in sport: object of laughter
    • v.i Jest to make a jest: to joust
    • ***


  • The Koran
    The Koran
    “The heavens and the earth and all that is between them, do you think they were created in jest?”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “Jests that give pains are no jests.”
  • William Lloyd
    William Lloyd
    “Judge of a jest when you have done laughing.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “Many a true word is spoken in jest.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. jeste, geste, deed, action, story, tale, OF. geste, LL. gesta, orig., exploits, neut. pl. from L. gestus, p. p. of gerere, to bear, carry, accomplish, perform; perh. orig., to make to come, bring, and perh. akin to E. come,. Cf. Gest a deed, Register (n.)


In literature:

His jests and sarcasms were not understood by the greater portion of those against whom they were levelled.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Hence it comes that we laugh so seldom with all our heart, a second time over a jest.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Reckon they jest fell into the habit.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
For, jest look; everything goes on Sundays jest the same as week-days.
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky" by Eliza Calvert Hall
I did hear he'd signed up with the Flying-V's over to New Mexico, but that might have been jest talk.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
You're some mother's boy, jest gettin' away from the trough.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
I've jest a notion that aways.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
An' ain't that jest no older at all than when he started?
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
But jesting had hitherto held no place in her intercourse with Lord Farquhart.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
What, in Old Nick's name, fetches 'em this way, an' jest at the time when they ain't wanted?
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

This was the last and solemn jest
Of weary Peter Wanderwide.
He spoke it with a failing zest,
And having spoken it, he died.
"The Death and Last Confession of Wandering Peter" by Hilaire Belloc
Another, keen, and swift, and bold,
With ready jest and quip to tell—
A bright Mercutio grown old,
He, too, has bidden us farewell.
"To My Friend" by Alexander Anderson
"That is an unready way," said our king,
"Thou doest but jest, I see;
Now show me out the nearest way,
And I pray thee wend with me."--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
Ay, prithee, friend, if thou hast love
For goodly jests or care for me,
Then tell him not the merry tale
That yesternight I told to thee.
"The Bore" by C J Dennis
What though the wild oncoming multitude
Jested and bade him cease;
What though the Scribes and mighty Pharisees
Told him to keep his peace;
"The Miracle" by Virna Sheard
She does not always see the point
Of little jests her husband makes:
And, when the world is out of joint,
She makes a hundred small mistakes:
"After the Golden Wedding (Three Soliloquies)" by James Kenneth Stephen

In news:

My really deep involvement with Infinite Jest really begins with this death.
BEAU JEST By James Sherman, directed by Tim Waite.
Reversing a Poorly Thought-Out Jest .
Comment only a jest , other issues to look at.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror–Dead Man's Jest .
Treehouse of Horror—Dead Man's Jest .
A book worthy of ' Jest ' author.
'Jackass' trio to jest at Paramount, MTV.
" Beau Jest" at Cite des Arts.
The Cougars' deep snapper should be carrying the football more often, Hornung says, in jest.
The website put together a list of 12 horrifying political masks, and they're crazier than you think.
David Foster Wallace's ' Infinite Jest': Mapped and Annotated.
You'll probably enjoy this video parody from Jest.
Read the full press release and message from APA President Dilip Jeste, MD.
Reversing a Poorly Thought-Out Jest.

In science:

Nacisk kładziony jest bowiem nie tylko na rozmieszczenie wektorów kotwicowych mi ∈ Rd traktowanych niezależnie, ale również ich wza jemne położenie.
Self-Organizing Mixture Networks for Representation of Grayscale Digital Images
W praktycznym zastosowaniu SOMN do reprezentacji obrazów cyfrowych, przekształcenie funkcji gęstości rozkładu na wartość jasności każdego kolejnego piksela jest niewystarcza j
Self-Organizing Mixture Networks for Representation of Grayscale Digital Images
Uczenie SOMN Uczenie SOMN jest procesem iteracyjnym. W chwili inicjalizacji sieć składa się z eK węzłów, gdzie eK > K .
Self-Organizing Mixture Networks for Representation of Grayscale Digital Images
Jeżeli wartość K jest znana a priori, przyjmujemy zwykle eK = K . W przeciwnym razie szacujemy j
Self-Organizing Mixture Networks for Representation of Grayscale Digital Images
Na Rysunku 2 przedstawiony jest jako na jwiększe niewypełnione koło oznaczone liter
Self-Organizing Mixture Networks for Representation of Grayscale Digital Images