Gast vs Gest - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between gast and gest
is that gast
is a guest while gest
is (obsolete) a gesture or action or gest
can be (obsolete) a stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) To frighten
- And be not so a-gast, for shame! —Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame
- Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. —William Shakespeare, King Lear
From (etyl) geste.
(obsolete) A gesture or action.
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* , II.36:
- They did obeysaunce, as beseemed right, / And then againe returned to their restes: / The Porter eke to her did lout with humble gestes .
(archaic) A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.
- more Kings and Princes have written his gestes' and actions, than any other historians, of what quality soever, have registred the ' gests , or collected the actions of any other King or Prince that ever was.
(archaic) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
(archaic) bearing; deportment
- through his heroic grace and honorable gest
Compare gist a resting place.
(obsolete) A stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.
(obsolete) A roll reciting the several stages arranged for a royal progress.