joust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v joust joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
    • n joust a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official sport for the State of Maryland is jousting.
    • Joust A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field. "Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament."
    • Joust Any competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent.
    • Joust To engage in a competition involving one-to-one struggle with an opponent.
    • Joust To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. "For the whole army to joust and tourney."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The state sport of Maryland is Jousting.
    • n joust See just, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Joust jōōst the encounter of two knights on horseback at a tournament
    • v.i Joust to run in the tilt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. justen, jousten, OF. jouster, jouster, joster, F. jouter, fr. L. juxta, near to, nigh, from the root of jungere, to join. See Join, and cf. Jostle

Usage

In literature:

It was a famous joust.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
In joust and tourney I have adventured as far and as boldly as any man alive.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
The concentrator at the writing table, looking up vaguely, perceived the general joust.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Doctor Morton was again present; and beside him sat his lifelong friend and jousting-mate, the very Reverend Patterson Moore.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
These jousts passed without any accident, and the prizes were awarded in a manner equally gratifying to the claimants.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
A book or two by obscure authors sure broke the ice at parties, was unbeatable verbal jousting.
"Mascara-Viscera" by Paul Cameron Brown
The spot was the scene of great jousts in Edward III.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Some kink in him held him back, and kept him from jousting and tournaments.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
The fourth in the group, Claude Puget, sat by at these jousts of words with a cold and somewhat disdainful attention.
"Pierre and Luce" by Romain Rolland
Jousting and tilting in honour of the ladies (by whom prizes were awarded) continued still to be a favourite diversion.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
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In poetry:

No lance have I, in joust or fight,
To splinter in my lady's sight
But, at her feet, how blest were I
For any need of hers to die!
"The Henchman" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Rides no knight unto the joust ?
Who shall tourney on this field ?
None may see the vidor crowned,
None may see the vanquished yield:
"A Song Of Tourney" by Ethel Clifford
Yet stars will burn through any mists,
And the ladies' eyes, through rains of fate,
Still beamed upon the bloody lists
And lit the joust of Love and Hate.
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier
Then Gareth, 'Here be rules. I know but one—
To dash against mine enemy and win.
Yet have I seen thee victor in the joust,
And seen thy way.' 'Heaven help thee,' sighed Lynette.
"Gareth And Lynette" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tourney and joust, that charmed the eye,
And scarf, and gorgeous panoply,
And nodding plume,
What were they but a pageant scene?
What but the garlands, gay and green,
That deck the tomb?
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'I have staggered thy strong Gawain in a tilt
For pastime; yea, he said it: joust can I.
Make me thy knight—in secret! let my name
Be hidden, and give me the first quest, I spring
Like flame from ashes.'
"Gareth And Lynette" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

The two frequently joust verbally about politics from their usual seats on opposite legs of the drug-store diner 's U-shaped counter.
Romney, Obama joust over tax plans and debt.
O'Reilly, Stewart joust in debate.
Their jousting topics ranged from health care to entitlement spending.
Candidates joust over Romney's record as governor.
Yarmuth and Wicker Joust Over Health Care, Obama in WFPL Debate.
Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart: Celebrity odd couple joust at mock debate.
At AARP summit, campaigns joust over Ryan Medicare plan.
Senator, agency joust on jobless insurance rates.
Girls volleyball fans who have made a habit of attending the Joust should note that the tournament has moved from Milwaukee Lutheran to Homestead this year.
Assembly, School Board, Kenai, Soldotna candidates joust for open seats.
MB knight shows off skills in jousting competition.
Jousting, crowns, hennins featured at Phoebe's Medieval Festival.
Run-up to Jousting Championship.
Stage a make-believe joust and blend letters to spell words.
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