Found 3 items, similar to Jest.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
n 1: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;
“he told a very funny joke”
; “he knows a million gags”
“thanks for the laugh”
; “he laughed unpleasantly at
; “even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to
have some ascertainable point”
2: activity characterized by good humor [syn: joke
v 1: tell a joke; speak humorously; “He often jokes even when he
2: act in a funny or teasing way [syn: joke
English → English
(j[e^]st), n. [OE. jeste, geste, deed, action,
story, tale, OF. geste, LL. gesta, orig., exploits, neut. pl.
from L. gestus, p. p. of gerere to bear, carry, accomplish,
perform; perh. orig., to make to come, bring, and perh. akin
to E. come. Cf. Gest
a deed, Register
1. A deed; an action; a gest. [Obs.]
The jests or actions of princes. --Sir T.
2. A mask; a pageant; an interlude. [Obs.] --Nares.
He promised us, in honor of our guest,
To grace our banquet with some pompous jest. --Kyd.
3. Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a
witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See
Synonyms under Jest
, v. i.
I must be sad . . . smile at no man's jests. --Shak.
The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his
memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his
4. The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
Then let me be your jest; I deserve it. --Shak.
, for mere sport or diversion; not in truth and
reality; not in earnest.
And given in earnest what I begged in jest. --Shak.
, a book containing a collection of jests, jokes,
and amusing anecdotes; a Joe Miller.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jested
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a
mask or interlude. [Obs.] --Shak.
2. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make
light of anything.
He jests at scars that never felt a wound. --Shak.
Syn: To joke; sport; rally.
Usage: To Jest
. One jests in order to make others
laugh; one jokes to please himself. A jest is usually
at the expense of another, and is often ill-natured; a
joke is a sportive sally designed to promote good
humor without wounding the feelings of its object.
“Jests are, therefore, seldom harmless; jokes
frequently allowable. The most serious subject may be
degraded by being turned into a jest.”