verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a systematic abstract of some body of law.
- the Digest,a collection in fifty books of excerpts, especially from the writings of the Classical Roman jurists, compiled by order of Justinian in the 6th century a.d.; the Pandects.
- digby, sir kenelm,
Origin of digest
Examples from the Web for digest
Warfighting, its authors freely admitted, was essentially On War in digest form.
Before you invoke images of a nation enjoying more indolence than industry, there is an uncomfortable statistic to digest.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Food intolerance occurs when your body is unable to digest a certain component of a food, such as the protein called gluten.10 Reasons You’re Exhausted and What to Do About It|DailyBurn|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Foods, wines are categorized as “digest” or “pas digest,” as in easy or difficult to digest.
The French have an adjective that the English language lacks—“digest.”
These are two precisely contrary statements for him to digest at his leisure, before he can understand how the earth moves.On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Ruskin
The farmer or the fisherman can digest, even thrive upon, food which would be deadly for a woman working in a factory.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment|Ellen H. Richards
Indeed, a most useful code might be formed from a digest of borough enactments.Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England|Richard Valpy French
The king then invited him to sup with us, and I am sure that during the whole repast I was the hardest morsel he had to digest.Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry|Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
We treat law as a fine art, and relish and digest a good distinction.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
verb (dɪˈdʒɛst, daɪ-)
Word Origin for digest
"collection of writing," late 14c., from Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, literally "digested thing," noun use of past participle of digerere "to separate, divide, arrange," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + gerere "to carry" (see gest).
"assimilate food in bowels," late 14c., from Latin digestus (see digest (n.)). Related: Digested; digesting.