Definition of Geste

1. v. i. To tell stories or gests.



Definition of Geste

1. gest [n -S] - See also: gest

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geste

gestation
gestation period
gestation sac
gestational
gestational oedema
gestational proteinuria
gestational psychosis
gestational trophoblastic disease
gestations
gestative
gestatorial chair
gestatory
geste (current term)
gested
gestes
gestic
gestical
gesticulant
gesticulate
gesticulated
gesticulates
gesticulating
gesticulatingly
gesticulation
gesticulations
gesticulative
gesticulator

Literary usage of Geste

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1. The Traditions of European Literature: From Homer to Dante by Barrett Wendell (1920)
"... there came into existence a great number of heroic narrative poems, of which the earlier are commonly called Chansons de geste, or Songs of Deeds, ..."

2. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1890)
"The evidence is made complete by a close correspondence of the matter of the " Morte Arthure" with the " geste of Arthure " as described by ..."

3. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1866)
"A LYTELL geste OF ROBYN HODE. THREE complete editions of this highly popular poem are known, all without date. The earliest, (perhaps not later than 1520,) ..."

4. A Summary of the Literatures of Modern Europe: (England, France, Germany by Marian Edwardes (1907)
"... CENTURY extant of this geste de Guillaume. Ed., WJA Jonckbloet, " Guillaume d'Orange, Chansons de geste des xie et ..."

5. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England by William Carew Hazlitt (1864)
"... lerned his pater noster. geste how the plowman [Woodcut of four labourers. ... and among the rest to the " geste how the plowman lerned his pater noster ..."

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