est

abbreviation (1)

Definition of est

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 established
2 estimate; estimated

EST

abbreviation (2)

Definition of EST (Entry 2 of 4)

eastern standard time

Definition of -est (Entry 3 of 4)

used to form the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs of one syllablefattestlatest , of some adjectives and adverbs of two syllablesluckiestoftenest , and less often of longer onesbeggarliest
variants: or -st

Definition of -est (Entry 4 of 4)

used to form the archaic second person singular of English verbs (with thou)gettestdidstcanst

History and Etymology for est

Adjective suffix or adverb suffix

Middle English, from Old English -st, -est, -ost; akin to Old High German -isto (adjective superlative suffix), Greek -istos

Verb suffix

Middle English, from Old English -est, -ast, -st; akin to Old High German -ist, -ōst, -ēst, 2nd singular ending

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“Est.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/est. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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\ əst \

Kids Definition of -est

used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs of one syllablefattestlatest and of some adjectives and adverbs of two or more syllablesluckiestoftenest

Medical Definition of EST

electroshock therapy

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