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EST

abbr.
Eastern Standard Time

est

(ɛst)
n
(Psychology) a treatment intended to help people towards psychological growth, in which they spend many hours in large groups, deprived of food and water and hectored by stewards
[Erhard Seminars Training; after Werner Erhard, American businessman, who devised the system]

est

abbreviation for
1. Also: estab established
2. estimate(d)

EST

abbreviation for
1. (Horology) Eastern Standard Time
2. (Psychiatry) electric-shock treatment
3. (Automotive Engineering) Estonia (international car registration)

EST

or E.S.T.,

Eastern Standard Time.

-est1

,
a suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: fastest; soonest; warmest.
[Middle English; Old English -est, -ost]

-est2

or -st,
an ending of the second person singular indicative of verbs, now occurring only in archaic forms or used in solemn or poetic language: knowest; sayest; goest.
[Middle English; Old English -est, -ast, -st, 2nd pers. singular present indic. endings of some verbs (-s earlier v. ending + -t, by assimilation from thū thou1) and 2nd pers. singular past endings of weak verbs (earlier -es + -t)]

est.

1. established.
2. estate.
3. estimate.
4. estimated.
5. estuary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.EST - standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
civil time, local time, standard time - the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom
Translations

EST

(US) abbr of Eastern Standard TimeOstküstenzeit f

est

abbr of establishedgegr.
abbr of estimatedgesch.
References in classic literature ?
"LA MUSIQUE," says Marmontel, in those "Contes Moraux" {*1} which in all our translations, we have insisted upon calling "Moral Tales," as if in mockery of their spirit -- "la musique est le seul des talents qui jouissent de lui-meme; tous les autres veulent des temoins." He here confounds the pleasure derivable from sweet sounds with the capacity for creating them.
What flippant Frenchman was it who said in allusion to the well-known work of Zimmerman, that, "la solitude est une belle chose; mais il faut quelqu'un pour vous dire que la solitude est une belle chose?" The epigram cannot be gainsayed; but the necessity is a thing that does not exist.
On peut etre jaloux, mais a ce point, c'est du dernier ridicule!"
So with Solomon, Fons turbatus, et vena corrupta, est justus cadens in causa sua coram adversario.
Therefore let penal laws, if they have been sleepers of long, or if they be grown unfit for the present time, be by wise judges confined in the execution: Judicis officium est, ut res, ita tempora rerum, etc.
For they may remember, what the apostle saith of a greater law than theirs; Nos scimus quia lex bona est, modo quis ea utatur legitime.
Upon all these occasions the world seems to have embraced a maxim of our law, viz., cuicunque in arte sua perito credendum est: for it seems perhaps difficult to conceive that any one should have had enough of impudence to lay down dogmatical rules in any art or science without the least foundation.
Ce n'est pas ca," interrupted De Griers in a tone of impatience and contempt (evidently he was the ruling spirit of the conclave).
"Ce n'est pas ca, ce n'est pas ca," again interrupted De Griers.
'Demandez-leur,' said the Frenchman, 's'ils sont bien sur de ce que leur pelerinage est agreable a Dieu.'
'Mais dites-leur que ce n'est pas pour les cierges que je leur donne, mais pour qu'ils se regalent de the.
"C'est assez pour aujourd'hui, messieurs; demain nous recommencerons, et j'espere que tout ira bien."