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EST

or E.S.T., e.s.t.

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abbreviation
Eastern Standard Time.
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Other definitions for EST (2 of 4)

-est1

a suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: warmest; fastest; soonest.

Origin of -est

1
Middle English; Old English -est, -ost. Compare Greek -isto-

Other definitions for EST (3 of 4)

-est2

a native English suffix formerly used to form the second person singular indicative of verbs: knowest; sayest; goest.
Also -st.

Origin of -est

2
Middle English; Old English -est, -ast, -st, 2nd person singular present indicative endings of some verbs (-s earlier verbal ending + -t, by assimilation from thūthou1) and 2nd person singular past endings of weak verbs (earlier -es + -t)

Other definitions for EST (4 of 4)

est.

abbreviation
established.
estate.
estimate.
estimated.
estuary.
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How to use EST in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for EST (1 of 5)

est1
/ (ɛst) /

noun
a treatment intended to help people towards psychological growth, in which they spend many hours in large groups, deprived of food and water and hectored by stewards

Word Origin for est

E rhard S eminars T raining; after Werner Erhard, American businessman, who devised the system

British Dictionary definitions for EST (2 of 5)

est2

abbreviation for
Also: estab established
estimate(d)

British Dictionary definitions for EST (3 of 5)

EST

abbreviation for
Eastern Standard Time
electric-shock treatment
Estonia (international car registration)

British Dictionary definitions for EST (4 of 5)

-est1

suffix
forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbsshortest; fastest

Word Origin for -est

Old English -est, -ost

British Dictionary definitions for EST (5 of 5)

-est2

-st


suffix
forming the archaic second person singular present and past indicative tense of verbsthou goest; thou hadst

Word Origin for -est

Old English -est, -ast
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