Gast vs Guest - What's the difference?

gast | guest |

As a noun gast

is a guest.

As a proper noun guest is





(en verb)
  • (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


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    (en noun)
  • A recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another.
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  • A patron or customer in a hotel etc.
  • An invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast
  • as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band)
  • (obsolete) To receive or entertain hospitably.
  • (Sylvester)

    Derived terms

    * guest of honour * guest book * guestfriendly * guestfriendship * guesthouse, guest house