EST

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

-est

1
  1. 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-

-est

2
  1. 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 thū thou1) and 2nd person singular past endings of weak verbs (earlier -es + -t)

est.

  1. established.
  2. estate.
  3. estimate.
  4. estimated.
  5. estuary.

laborare est orare

[lah-boh-rah-re est oh-rah-re; English lab-uh-rair-ee est uh-rair-ee]
Latin.
  1. to work is to pray.

magna est veritas, et praevalebit

[mahg-nah est we-ri-tahs, et prahy-wah-le-bit; English mag-nuh est ver-i-tas, et pree-vuh lee-bit]
Latin.
  1. truth is great and will prevail.

scientia est potentia

[skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh]
Latin.
  1. knowledge is power.
Also sci·en·ti·a po·ten·ti·a est.

ars est celare artem

[ahrs est ke-lah-re ahr-tem; English ahrz est suh-ley-ree ahr-tuh m, -lair-ee, ahrs]
Latin.
  1. it is art to conceal art; true art conceals the means by which it is achieved.

de gustibus non est disputandum

[de goo s-ti-boo s nohn est dis-poo-tahn-doo m; English dee guhs-tuh-buh s non est dis-pyoo-tan-duh m]
Latin.
  1. there is no disputing about tastes.
Also de gus·ti·bus non dis·pu·tan·dum est.

dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

[doo l-ke et de-koh-room est proh pah-tree-ah moh-ree; English duhl-see et di-kawr-uh m est proh pey-tree-uh mawr-ahy, mohr-ahy, -kohr-uh m]
Latin.
  1. sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country.

errare humanum est

[er-rah-re hoo-mah-noo m est; English e-rair-ee hyoo-mey-nuh m est]
  1. Latin. to err is human.
Also hu·ma·num est er·ra·re [hoo-mah-noo m est er-rah-re; English hyoo-mey-nuh m est e-rair-ee, -mah-] /huˈmɑ nʊm ɛst ɛrˈrɑ rɛ; English hyuˈmeɪ nəm ɛst ɛˈrɛər i, -ˈmɑ-/.
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ECT, EST, electrotherapy, psychosurgery

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British Dictionary definitions for est

est

1
noun
  1. 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

est

2
abbreviation for
  1. Also: estab established
  2. estimate(d)

EST

abbreviation for
  1. Eastern Standard Time
  2. electric-shock treatment
  3. Estonia (international car registration)

-est

1
suffix
  1. forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbsshortest; fastest

Word Origin for -est

Old English -est, -ost

-est

2

-st

suffix
  1. 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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est in Culture

De gustibus non est disputandum

[(day goos-ti-boos nohn est dis-poo-tahn-dem)]

Latin for “There's no disputing about taste.” Another version of this saying is “There's no accounting for taste.”

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