Origin of gest
Examples from the Web for gests
He does not assert that the earth was stopped on its axis, but sug- gests "refraction" as a way out of the difficulty.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Romayn gestes, the 'Roman gests,' in the collection called Gesta Romanorum, or stories of a like character.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
The antients represented the 143 passions, by gests, colors and sounds.A Treatise on the Art of Dancing|Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
Gests at length came to signify adventures or incidents in general.Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)|Thomas Percy
Hence it would appear that there was a program of the gests, stating the time of arrival at and departure from each of them.
British Dictionary definitions for gests
Word Origin for gest
Word Origin and History for gests
"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.