geest

noun
\ˈgāst, ˈgēst\
plural -s

Definition of geest 

1 : alluvial matter not of recent origin on the surface of land

2 : loose material (as earth or soil) formed by decay of rocks in a place — compare laterite, saprolite

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for geest

German, from Low German, high dry land near the sea, from Middle Low German gēst

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about geest

Dictionary Entries near geest

gee pole

geepound

geese

geest

gee string

geet

gee-throw

Statistics for geest

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on geest

See words that rhyme with geest

Comments on geest

What made you want to look up geest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!