or E.S.T., e.s.t.
Eastern Standard Time.
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Question 1 of 7
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Definition for EST (2 of 4)
a suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: warmest; fastest; soonest.
Origin of -est1
Middle English; Old English -est, -ost. Compare Greek -isto-
Definition for EST (3 of 4)
a native English suffix formerly used to form the second person singular indicative of verbs: knowest; sayest; goest.
Origin of -est2
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)
Definition for EST (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for EST (1 of 5)
/ (ɛst) /
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)
Also: estab established
British Dictionary definitions for EST (3 of 5)
Eastern Standard Time
Estonia (international car registration)
British Dictionary definitions for EST (4 of 5)
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)
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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Medical definitions for EST
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