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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
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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