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joust

 (joust, jŭst, jo͞ost) also just (jŭst)
n.
1.
a. A combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances; a tilting match.
b. jousts A series of tilting matches; a tournament.
2. A personal competition or combat suggestive of combat with lances: a politician who relishes a joust with reporters.
intr.v. joust·ed, joust·ing, jousts also just·ed or just·ing or justs
1. To engage in mounted combat with lances; tilt.
2. To engage in a personal combat or competition.

[Middle English, from Old French juste, from juster, to joust, from Vulgar Latin *iūxtāre, to be next to, from Latin iūxtā, close by; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

joust′er n.

joust

(dʒaʊst) history
n
(Historical Terms) a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with lances. A tournament consisted of a series of such engagements
vb
(Historical Terms) (intr; often foll by against or with) to encounter or engage in such a tournament: he jousted with five opponents.
[C13: from Old French jouste, from jouster to fight on horseback, from Vulgar Latin juxtāre (unattested) to come together, from Latin juxtā close]
ˈjouster n

joust

(dʒaʊst, dʒʌst, dʒust)
n.
1. a combat in which two mounted knights armed with lances attempted to unhorse each other, esp. as part of a tournament.
2. a personal competition or struggle.
v.i.
3. to engage in a joust.
4. to contend or compete.
[1250–1300; < Old French juster, joster, jouster to tilt in the lists < Vulgar Latin *juxtāre to approach, clash]
joust′er, n.

joust


Past participle: jousted
Gerund: jousting

Imperative
joust
joust
Present
I joust
you joust
he/she/it jousts
we joust
you joust
they joust
Preterite
I jousted
you jousted
he/she/it jousted
we jousted
you jousted
they jousted
Present Continuous
I am jousting
you are jousting
he/she/it is jousting
we are jousting
you are jousting
they are jousting
Present Perfect
I have jousted
you have jousted
he/she/it has jousted
we have jousted
you have jousted
they have jousted
Past Continuous
I was jousting
you were jousting
he/she/it was jousting
we were jousting
you were jousting
they were jousting
Past Perfect
I had jousted
you had jousted
he/she/it had jousted
we had jousted
you had jousted
they had jousted
Future
I will joust
you will joust
he/she/it will joust
we will joust
you will joust
they will joust
Future Perfect
I will have jousted
you will have jousted
he/she/it will have jousted
we will have jousted
you will have jousted
they will have jousted
Future Continuous
I will be jousting
you will be jousting
he/she/it will be jousting
we will be jousting
you will be jousting
they will be jousting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jousting
you have been jousting
he/she/it has been jousting
we have been jousting
you have been jousting
they have been jousting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jousting
you will have been jousting
he/she/it will have been jousting
we will have been jousting
you will have been jousting
they will have been jousting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jousting
you had been jousting
he/she/it had been jousting
we had been jousting
you had been jousting
they had been jousting
Conditional
I would joust
you would joust
he/she/it would joust
we would joust
you would joust
they would joust
Past Conditional
I would have jousted
you would have jousted
he/she/it would have jousted
we would have jousted
you would have jousted
they would have jousted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joust - a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lancesjoust - a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
tournament - a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
Verb1.joust - joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
fight, struggle, contend - be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
tilt - charge with a tilt

joust

verb
1. compete, fight, contend, vie, struggle, contest, strive, challenge lawyers joust in the courtroom
2. cross swords, fight, engage, tilt, trade blows, enter the lists, break a lance Knights joust and frolic.
noun
1. duel, match, lists, tournament, set-to, encounter, combat, engagement, tilt, tourney, passage of arms an annual reconstruction of medieval jousts and banquets

joust

noun
Any competition or test of opposing wills likened to the sport in which knights fought with lances:
Translations

joust

[dʒaʊst]
A. Njusta f, torneo m
B. VIjustar

joust

viim Turnier kämpfen, turnieren (obs); (fig)sich rangeln
nZweikampf mim Turnier

joust

[dʒaʊst]
1. ngiostra
2. vigiostrare
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Now upon New Year's Day, when the service was done, the barons rode unto the field, some to joust, and some to tourney, and so it happened that Sir Ector rode unto the jousts, and with him rode Sir Kay his son, and young Arthur that was his nourished brother.
Fyne sat down as if preparing himself to witness a joust, I thought.
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The music also of the challengers breathed from time to time wild bursts expressive of triumph or defiance, while the clowns grudged a holiday which seemed to pass away in inactivity; and old knights and nobles lamented in whispers the decay of martial spirit, spoke of the triumphs of their younger days, but agreed that the land did not now supply dames of such transcendent beauty as had animated the jousts of former times.
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