- EST is defined as an abbreviation for Eastern Standard Time.
An example of EST is what someone refers to when speaking about time in New York City.
- Est is defined as an abbreviation for established.
An example of est is the word that's next to the date a historical building was assumed to have been built.
- establishedalso estab
- Bible Esther
Origin of -estMiddle English from Old English -est, -ost, -ast, superlative suffix of adjective and adv., akin to Old High German -isto from Indo-European an unverified form -istho- (from source Classical Greek -isto-, Sanskrit -iš?ha-) forming the superlative degree of most adjectives and adverbs of one or two syllables: greatest, soonest
Origin of -estME < OE -est, -ast, 2d pers. sing., pres. tense inflection < IE *-si, *-s + initial dental of enclitic pron.: see thou forming the archaic 2d pers. sing. of verbs [goest]: in certain cases, it becomes -st: hadst
Origin of -estMiddle English from Old English -est, -ast, -ost
Origin of -estMiddle English from Old English -est, -ast
From Middle English este, from Old English ēst (“will, consent, favour, grace, liberality, munificence, bounty, kindness, love, good pleasure, harmony, liberal gifts, luxuries”), from Proto-Germanic *anstiz (“favour, affection”), from Proto-Indo-European *ān- (“to notice; face, mouth”). Cognate with Icelandic ást (“affection, love”), Dutch gunst (“favour, grace, courtesy, privilege”), German Gunst (“favour, goodwill, boon”), Danish yndest (“favour”), Swedish ynnest (“favour, indulgence, grace”). More at own.
- Abbreviation of established.
Est or E t.