EST

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


Eastern Standard Time.

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Definition for est (2 of 11)

-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 11)

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

Definition for est (4 of 11)

est.

established.
estimated.

Definition for est (5 of 11)

laborare est orare
[ lah-boh-rah-re est oh-rah-re; English lab-uh-rair-ee est uh-rair-ee ]
/ ˌlɑ boʊˈrɑ rɛ ɛst oʊˈrɑ rɛ; English ˌlæb əˈrɛər i ɛst əˈrɛər i /

Latin.

to work is to pray.

Definition for est (6 of 11)

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 ]
/ ˈmɑg nɑ ɛst ˈwɛ rɪˌtɑs, ɛt ˌpraɪ wɑˈlɛ bɪt; English ˈmæg nə ɛst ˈvɛr ɪˌtæs, ɛt ˌpri və ˈli bɪt /

Latin.

truth is great and will prevail.

Definition for est (7 of 11)

scientia est potentia
[ skee-en-tee-ah est poh-ten-tee-ah; English see-en-shee-uh est poh-ten-shee-uh ]
/ skiˈɛn tiˌɑ ɛst poʊˈtɛn tiˌɑ; English siˈɛn ʃi ə ɛst poʊˈtɛn ʃi ə /

Latin.

knowledge is power.
Also sci·en·ti·a po·ten·ti·a est.

Definition for est (8 of 11)

ars est celare artem
[ ahrs est ke-lah-re ahr-tem; English ahrz est suh-ley-ree ahr-tuh m, -lair-ee, ahrs ]
/ ɑrs ɛst kɛˈlɑ rɛ ˈɑr tɛm; English ɑrz ɛst səˈleɪ ri ˈɑr təm, -ˈlɛər i, ɑrs /

Latin.

it is art to conceal art; true art conceals the means by which it is achieved.

Definition for est (9 of 11)

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 ]
/ dɛ ˈgʊs tɪˌbʊs noʊn ɛst ˌdɪs pʊˈtɑn dʊm; English di ˈgʌs tə bəs nɒn ɛst ˌdɪs pyʊˈtæn dəm /

Latin.

there is no disputing about tastes.
Also de gus·ti·bus non dis·pu·tan·dum est.

Definition for est (10 of 11)

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 ]
/ ˈdʊl kɛ ɛt dɛˈkoʊ rum ɛst proʊ ˈpɑ triˌɑ ˈmoʊ ri; English ˈdʌl si ɛt dɪˈkɔr əm ɛst proʊ ˈpeɪ tri ə ˈmɔr aɪ, ˈmoʊr aɪ, -ˈkoʊr əm /

Latin.

sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country.

Definition for est (11 of 11)

errare humanum est
[ er-rah-re hoo-mah-noo m est; English e-rair-ee hyoo-mey-nuh m est ]
/ ɛrˈrɑ rɛ huˈmɑ nʊm ˈɛst; English ɛˈrɛər i hyuˈmeɪ nəm ˈɛst /

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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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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Cultural definitions for est

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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