- a story or tale.
- a deed or exploit.
- Archaic. a metrical romance or history.
Origin of gest
Related Words for gestcoup, consummation, conquest, accomplishment, enterprise, triumph, act, attainment, exploit, adventure, venture, performance, action, stunt, deed, execution, effort, achievement, victory, gest
Examples from the Web for gest
Contemporary Examples of gest
Minnelli then countersued, claiming Gest stole up to $2 million from her while they were together.Most Dysfunctional Star Couples
The Daily Beast
November 3, 2010
Historical Examples of gest
Chichester nor Gest nor Kroner—none had had a moment's sleep all night.
Gest opened his mouth as though to deny it, but closed his lips again.
Gest, can you tell me if Kroner and Chichester are still out of the hotel?
Keane strode to Madame Sin's phone, and got Gest on the wire.
"Gentlemen," soothed Gest, as Chichester half rose from his chair.
- a notable deed or exploit
- a tale of adventure or romance, esp in verseSee also chanson de geste
Word Origin for gest
"famous deed, exploit; story, romance," c.1300, from Old French geste "action, exploit, romance, history (of celebrated people or actions)," from Latin gesta "actions, exploits, deeds, achievements," neuter plural of gestus, past participle of gerere "to carry on, wage, perform," of unknown origin. Cf. jest.