definition of gest by The Free Dictionary

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gest

or geste  (jĕst)

n.

1. A notable adventure or exploit.

2.

a. A verse romance or tale.

b. A prose romance.


[Middle English geste; see jest.]

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gest

(dʒɛst) or

geste

n

1. a notable deed or exploit

2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a tale of adventure or romance, esp in verse. See also chanson de geste

[C14: from Old French, from Latin gesta deeds, from gerere to carry out]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

gest

or geste

(dʒɛst)

n. Archaic.

1. a metrical romance or history.

2. a story or tale.

3. a deed or exploit.

[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French geste action, exploit < Latin gesta exploits, derivative of gerere to carry on, perform]

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