Jest

  • 1 jest — jȅst DEFINICIJA 1. 3. l. jd prez. gl. biti 2. a. doslovno uzv. kojim se potvrđuju riječi sugovornika u dijaloškoj situaciji; da, opr. ne, nije b. iron. neslaganje ili negiranje onoga što sugovornik kaže u zn. to je nemoguće, ne dolazi u obzir;… …

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  • 2 Jest — (j[e^]st), n. [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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Jest — Jest, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jesting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take part in a merrymaking; especially, to act in a mask or interlude. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 jest — jest·ee; jest·er; jest·ing·ly; jest; …

    English syllables

  • 5 jest — [n] joke banter, bon mot, crack, fun, funny, gag, game, hoax, jive, jolly, laugh, one liner*, play, pleasantry, prank, quip, rib, rib tickler*, ridicule, sally, spoof, sport, wisecrack, witticism; concept 273 jest [v] joke banter, chaff, deride,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 jest — [jest] n. [ME geste < OFr, an exploit, tale of exploits < L gesta, neut. pl. pp. of gerere, to perform, carry out] 1. Obs. a notable deed 2. a mocking or bantering remark; jibe; taunt 3. a joke; witticism 4. a lighthearted action or mood;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 jest — index jape Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 jest — (èst) sr DEFINICIJA lingv. ime slova stare glagoljičke i ćiriličke azbuke; izgovaralo se vjerojatno kao meko, palatalno rusko e …

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  • 9 jest — n 1 *joke, jape, quip, witticism, wisecrack, crack, gag Analogous words: *badinage, persiflage, raillery: bantering or banter, chaffing or chaff, jollying or jolly (see BANTER vb): twitting or twit, ridiculing or ridicule, deriding …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 jest — ► NOUN ▪ a joke. ► VERB ▪ speak or act in a joking manner. ORIGIN originally in the sense «exploit, heroic deed»: from Old French geste, from Latin gesta actions, exploits …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 jest|er — «JEHS tuhr», noun. 1. a person who jests. 2. a person who amused the family of a king or nobleman by performing antics similar to those of a clown …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 jest — I n. (formal) 1) an idle jest 2) in jest (that was said in jest) II v. (formal) (D; intr.) to jest about; with * * * [dʒest] with (formal) (D; intr.) to jest about (formal) an idle jest in jest (that was said in jest) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 jest — [[t]ʤe̱st[/t]] jests, jesting, jested 1) N COUNT A jest is something that you say that is intended to be amusing. [FORMAL] It was a jest rather than a reproach... The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about freely. Syn: joke ●… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 jest — I UK [dʒest] / US noun [countable] Word forms jest : singular jest plural jests old fashioned a joke I, 1) • in jest II UK [dʒest] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms jest : present tense I/you/we/they jest he/she/it jests present participle… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 jest — jest1 [dʒest] n formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: geste action , from Latin gesta (plural), from gerere to behave, perform ] something you say that is intended to be funny, not serious = ↑joke ▪ I wasn t sure whether to treat her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 jest — jest1 [ dʒest ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a JOKE in jest OLD FASHIONED if you say something in jest, you do not mean it seriously jest jest 2 [ dʒest ] verb intransitive OLD FASHIONED to speak in a way that is not serious …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 jest — {{11}}jest (n.) early 13c., geste, narrative of exploits, from O.Fr. geste action, exploit, from L. gesta deeds, neuter plural of gestus, pp. of gerere to carry, behave, act, perform. Sense descended through idle tale (late 15c.) to mocking… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 jest — jestful, adj. jestingly, adv. /jest/, n. 1. a joke or witty remark; witticism. 2. a bantering remark; a piece of good natured ridicule; taunt. 3. sport or fun: to speak half in jest, half in earnest. 4. the object of laughter, sport, or mockery;… …

    Universalium

  • 19 jest — 1 noun 1 in jest something you say in jest is intended to be funny, not serious 2 (C) old fashioned something that you say or do to amuse people; joke 2 verb (intransitive + about) old use to say things that you do not really mean in order to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 jest — /dʒɛst / (say jest) noun 1. a witticism, joke, or pleasantry. 2. a piece of raillery or banter. 3. sport or fun: to speak half in jest, half in earnest. 4. the object of laughter, sport, or mockery; a laughing stock. 5. Obsolete an exploit. See… …

    Australian English dictionary