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zest

 (zĕst)
n.
1.
a. Flavor or piquancy: a spice that lends zest to the sauce.
b. Interest or excitement: "A spiral staircase always adds zest to a setting" (P. J. O'Rourke).
c. The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring: added a pinch of grated zest.
2. Spirited enjoyment; gusto: "At 53 he retains all the heady zest of adolescence" (Kenneth Tynan).
tr.v. zest·ed, zest·ing, zests
To remove small pieces from (a rind from a citrus fruit) for use as a flavoring in cooking: zested the lemon.

[Obsolete French zest, orange or lemon peel (now spelled zeste), bitter woody membrane dividing the kernel inside a walnut shell, citrus zest, from Middle French, alteration (perhaps influenced by zeste, onomatopoetic word used to imitate the sound of a hit or blow) of earlier zec, something of little value or importance, probably of imitative origin (expressing the idea of smallness).]

zest′ful adj.
zest′ful·ly adv.
zest′ful·ness n.
zest′y adj.
Synonyms: zest, gusto, relish
These nouns denote keen, hearty pleasure or appreciation: ate the delicious meal with zest; told the amusing story with gusto; has no relish for repetitive work.

zest

(zɛst)
n
1. invigorating or keen excitement or enjoyment: a zest for living.
2. added interest, flavour, or charm; piquancy: her presence gave zest to the occasion.
3. (Cookery) something added to give flavour or relish
4. (Cookery) the peel or skin of an orange or lemon, used as flavouring in drinks, etc
vb
(Cookery) (tr) to give flavour, interest, or piquancy to
[C17: from French zeste peel of citrus fruits used as flavouring, of unknown origin]
ˈzestful adj
ˈzestfully adv
ˈzestfulness n
ˈzestless adj
ˈzesty adj

zest

(zɛst)

n.
1. keen relish; hearty enjoyment; gusto.
2. an agreeable or piquant flavor imparted to something.
3. anything added to impart flavor or relish.
4. piquancy; interest; charm.
5. a small strip of citrus peel, esp. lemon, used for flavoring.
[1665–75; < French zest(e) citrus peel]
zest′ful, adj.
zest′ful•ly, adv.
zest′ful•ness, n.
zest′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.

zest


Past participle: zested
Gerund: zesting

Imperative
zest
zest
Present
I zest
you zest
he/she/it zests
we zest
you zest
they zest
Preterite
I zested
you zested
he/she/it zested
we zested
you zested
they zested
Present Continuous
I am zesting
you are zesting
he/she/it is zesting
we are zesting
you are zesting
they are zesting
Present Perfect
I have zested
you have zested
he/she/it has zested
we have zested
you have zested
they have zested
Past Continuous
I was zesting
you were zesting
he/she/it was zesting
we were zesting
you were zesting
they were zesting
Past Perfect
I had zested
you had zested
he/she/it had zested
we had zested
you had zested
they had zested
Future
I will zest
you will zest
he/she/it will zest
we will zest
you will zest
they will zest
Future Perfect
I will have zested
you will have zested
he/she/it will have zested
we will have zested
you will have zested
they will have zested
Future Continuous
I will be zesting
you will be zesting
he/she/it will be zesting
we will be zesting
you will be zesting
they will be zesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been zesting
you have been zesting
he/she/it has been zesting
we have been zesting
you have been zesting
they have been zesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been zesting
you will have been zesting
he/she/it will have been zesting
we will have been zesting
you will have been zesting
they will have been zesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been zesting
you had been zesting
he/she/it had been zesting
we had been zesting
you had been zesting
they had been zesting
Conditional
I would zest
you would zest
he/she/it would zest
we would zest
you would zest
they would zest
Past Conditional
I would have zested
you would have zested
he/she/it would have zested
we would have zested
you would have zested
they would have zested

zest

The grated rind of citrus fruits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zest - vigorous and enthusiastic enjoymentzest - vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
enjoyment - the pleasure felt when having a good time
enthusiasm - a feeling of excitement
2.zest - a tart spicy qualityzest - a tart spicy quality      
spicery, spiciness, spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
Verb1.zest - add herbs or spices tozest - add herbs or spices to    
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flavor, flavour, season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
ginger - add ginger to in order to add flavor; "ginger the soup"
pepper - add pepper to; "pepper the soup"

zest

noun
2. flavour, taste, savour, kick (informal), spice, relish, smack, tang, piquancy, pungency Lemon oil adds zest to your cuppa.
3. rind, skin, peel, outer layer the zest and juice of the lemon

zest

noun
1. A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
2. Spirited enjoyment:
Translations
إسْتِمتاع شَديد، لَذَّهتـَمَتُّعقِشْرَةُ اللَّيْمُون
nadšenícitronová kůra
entusiasmegejstiverreven skal
innostussitruunankuori
limunova koricapolet
áköf ánægja
レモンゼスト沸き立つ喜び
레몬 껍질흥취
aizrautībadedzība
aptit pårivet skal
เปลือกมะนาวหรือส้มความสนุกสนาน
sự say mêvỏ chanh

zest

[zest] N
1. (= enthusiasm) → gusto m, entusiasmo m (for por) to do sth with zesthacer algo con entusiasmo
to eat with zestcomer con gusto
her zest for lifesus ganas de vivir, su gusto por la vida
2. (= excitement) → ánimo m

zest

[ˈzɛst] n
(= enjoyment and enthusiasm) → entrain m
zest for sth → passion f pour qch
zest for life → joie f de vivre
(= excitement) → piquant m
to add zest to sth → donner du piquant à qch
[lemon, orange] → zeste m

zest

n
(= enthusiasm)Begeisterung f; zest for lifeLebensfreude f; he hasn’t got much zester hat keinen Schwung
(in style, of food etc) → Pfiff m (inf), → Schwung m; a story full of zesteine Geschichte mit Schwung; add zest to your meals with …!geben Sie Ihren Gerichten Pfiff mit …! (inf)
(= lemon etc peel)Zitronen-/Orangenschale f

zest

[zɛst] n
a. (enthusiasm) zest (for)gusto (per), entusiasmo (per) (fig) (spice) → sapore m
zest for living → gioia di vivere
b. (Culin, YYY) (of orange, lemon) → buccia

zest

(zest) noun
keen enjoyment. She joined in the games with zest.

zest

تـَمَتُّع, قِشْرَةُ اللَّيْمُون citronová kůra, nadšení gejst, reven skal Begeisterung, Zitronenschale ζωντάνια, ξύσμα λεμονιού brío, ralladura de limón innostus, sitruunankuori engouement, zeste limunova korica, polet entusiasmo, scorza レモンゼスト, 沸き立つ喜び 레몬 껍질, 흥취 animo, citroenschil iver, sitronskall starta skórka z cytryny, zapał entusiasmo, raspa, zesto интерес, цедра aptit på, rivet skal เปลือกมะนาวหรือส้ม, ความสนุกสนาน haz, limon kabuğu sự say mê, vỏ chanh 橙皮, 热情
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