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GEST, n. [L. gestum, from gero, to carry, to do.]

1. A deed, action or achievement.

2. Show; representation.

3. A state in travelling; so much of a journey as is made without resting; or properly, a rest; a stop.

4. A roll or journal of the several days and stages prefixed, in the journeys of the English kings, many of which are extant in the herald's office.



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GEST, n. [L. gestum, from gero, to carry, to do.]

1. A deed, action or achievement.

2. Show; representation.

3. A state in travelling; so much of a journey as is made without resting; or properly, a rest; a stop.

4. A roll or journal of the several days and stages prefixed, in the journeys of the English kings, many of which are extant in the herald's office.

GEST, n. [L. gestum, from gero, to carry, to do.]

  1. A deed, action or achievement. [Obs.] Spenser.
  2. Show; representation. [Obs.]
  3. [Fr. gîte, for giste, from gesir, to lie.] A stage in traveling; so much of a journey as is made without resting; or properly, a rest; a stop. [Obs.] Brown.
  4. A roll or journal of the several days and stages prefixed, in the journeys of the English kings, many of which are extant in the herald's office. Hanmer.

Gest
  1. A guest.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. Something done or achieved] a deed or an action; an adventure.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  3. A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest.

    [Obs.] Kersey.
  4. An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.

    [Obs.] Mede.
  5. A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office.

    [Obs.] Hanmer.
  6. A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story.

    [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
  7. Gesture; bearing; deportment.

    [Archaic]

    Through his heroic grace and honorable gest. Spenser.

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Gest

GEST, noun [Latin gestum, from gero, to carry, to do.]

1. A deed, action or achievement.

2. Show; representation.

3. A state in travelling; so much of a journey as is made without resting; or properly, a rest; a stop.

4. A roll or journal of the several days and stages prefixed, in the journeys of the English kings, many of which are extant in the herald's office.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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