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joust(joust, jŭst, jo͞ost) also just (jŭst)
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.]
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(Historical Terms) a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with lances. A tournament consisted of a series of such engagements
(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]
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joust(dʒaʊst, dʒʌst, dʒust)
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]
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Past participle: jousted
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|Noun||1.||joust - 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
|Verb||1.||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
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1. compete, fight, contend, vie, struggle, contest, strive, challenge lawyers joust in the courtroom
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