HyperDic: jest

English > 4 senses of the word jest:
NOUNcommunicationjest, joke, gag, laugh, japea humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
actjest, joke, jocularityactivity characterized by good humor
VERBcommunicationjest, joketell a joke
bodyjest, jokeact in a funny or teasing way
jest > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > jest: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.
Example "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"
Synonymsjoke, gag, laugh, jape
Partspunch line, laugh line, gag line, tag lineThe point of a joke or humorous story
Narrowerbelly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotA joke that seems extremely funny
dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue storyAn indelicate joke
ethnic jokeA joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyAn account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
in-jokeA joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-linerA one-line joke
shaggy dog storyA long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick jokeA joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual jokeA joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishbroma, chanza, chiste, gracia, jocosidad, ocurrencia
Catalanacudit, agudesa, broma, gràcia, ocurrència, sortida
Verbsjestact in a funny or teasing way
jesttell a joke
English > jest: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningActivity characterized by good humor.
Synonymsjoke, jocularity
Narrowerdrollery, waggeryA quaint and amusing jest
leg-pull, leg-pullingAs a joke
pleasantryAn agreeable or amusing remark
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishbroma, jocosidad
Catalanbroma, facècia
Verbsjestact in a funny or teasing way
jesttell a joke
English > jest: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtell a joke; speak humorously.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymjoke
Narrowergag, quipmake jokes or quips
horse around, arse around, fool around, foolindulge in horseplay
punmake a play on words
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
See alsojest atsubject to laughter or ridicule
Spanishbromear, bufonearse, burlarse
Catalanbromejar, bufonejar, burlar-se, fer broma
Nounsjestactivity characterized by good humor
jesta humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
jestera professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
English > jest: 4 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningAct in a funny or teasing way.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymjoke
Narrowerclown, clown around, anticact as or like a clown
Broaderact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Spanishbromear
Catalanbromejar
Nounsjestactivity characterized by good humor
jesta humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
jestera professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

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