Two medieval knights participating in a joust.
- The definition of joust is a combat sport between two knights on horseback carrying a long sharp weapon, or a series of contests in a game or sport.
An example of joust is a sport played in medieval times.
- Joust is defined as to be in combat or sport against another knight on horseback with a long thin sharp weapon.
An example of joust is riding on the back of horse during a tournament at the Renaissance Fair.
- a combat or contest with lances, as between two medieval knights on horseback; esp., such a formal combat as part of a tournament
- [pl.] a tournament
Origin of joustMiddle English jouste from Old French from jouster: see joustthe intransitive verb
Origin of joustME justen < OFr jouster, juster < VL *juxtare, to approach, tilt < L juxta: see juxta-
- 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.
- A personal competition or combat suggestive of combat with lances: a politician who relishes a joust with reporters.
intransitive verbjoust·ed, joust·ing, jousts, also just·ed just·ing justs
- To engage in mounted combat with lances; tilt.
- To engage in a personal combat or competition.
Origin of joustMiddle 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.
(third-person singular simple present jousts, present participle jousting, simple past and past participle jousted)