Dost is defined as an old-fashioned way to say "do."
An example of the usage of dost is in the sentence, "Dost thou want to go for a walk?" which means "Do you want to go for a walk?"
A second person singular present tense of do1
- Oh, man, how dost thou forget and obstruct thy brother man, and say, "Give us this day our daily bread," when he has none!
- Thou dost promise so much remission of sins for a mere halfpenny or penny, that thousands now trust thereto, and fondly dream to have atoned for all their sins with the halfpenny or penny, and thus go to hell " (ed.
- Before his death at Herat, 9th June 1863, Dost Mahomed had nominated as his successor Shere Ali, his third son, passing over the two elder brothers, Afzul Khan and Azim Khan; and at first the new amir was quietly recognized.
- Mahmud was reinstated by Fateh Khan, whom he appointed his vizier, and whose nephews, Dost Mahommed Khan and Kohn dil Khan, he placed respectively in the governments of Kabul and Kandahar.
- Dost Mahommed was defeated near Kabul, and after surrender to the British force, was deported into Hindustan.