- a story or tale.
- a deed or exploit.
- Archaic. a metrical romance or history.
Origin of gest
Related Words for gestscoup, consummation, conquest, accomplishment, enterprise, triumph, act, attainment, exploit, adventure, venture, performance, action, stunt, deed, execution, effort, achievement, victory, gest
Examples from the Web for gests
Historical Examples of gests
The antients represented the 143 passions, by gests, colors and sounds.A Treatise on the Art of Dancing
Gests at length came to signify adventures or incidents in general.
Hence it would appear that there was a program of the gests, stating the time of arrival at and departure from each of them.
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)
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Romayn gestes, the 'Roman gests,' in the collection called Gesta Romanorum, or stories of a like character.
- 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.