/ (ɡiːst) /

  1. an area of sandy heathland in N Germany and adjacent areas

Origin of geest

C19: Low German Geest dry soil

Words Nearby geest

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How to use geest in a sentence

  • The slight elevations of sandy "geest" or detrital spurs were limited in area and in time outgrown.

    Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
  • Phil let the geest gun drop into his hand, replaced it on the wall, turned the third knob.

    Watch the Sky | James H. Schmitz
  • En de onreine geest, hem scheurende, en roepende met eene groote stem, ging uit van hem.

    The English Language | Robert Gordon Latham
  • The view that the word was suggested by the Dutch geest, spirit, is consequently erroneous.

  • And probably only she and you and I know there's a geest gun among the things—William's cronies all passed away before he did.

    Watch the Sky | James H. Schmitz