Dictionary.com

EST

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

Save This Word!

abbreviation

Eastern Standard Time.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Definition 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-

Definition 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)

Definition for EST (4 of 4)

est.

abbreviation

established.
estate.
estimate.
estimated.
estuary.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for EST

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for EST

EST

abbr.

electroshock therapy
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Book Your Online Tutor Now