EST

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-est

1
a suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: warmest; fastest; soonest.

Origin:
Middle English; Old English -est, -ost. Compare Greek -isto-

-est

2
a native English suffix formerly used to form the second person singular indicative of verbs: knowest; sayest; goest.
Also, -st.


Origin:
Middle English; Old English -est, -ast, -st, 2nd person singular present indicative endings of some verbs (-s earlier verbal ending + -t, by assimilation from thū thou1) and 2nd person singular past endings of weak verbs (earlier -es + -t)

est.

1.
established.
4.
estimated.
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est1 (ɛst)
 
n
a treatment intended to help people towards psychological growth, in which they spend many hours in large groups, deprived of food and water and hectored by stewards
 
[Erhard Seminars Training; after Werner Erhard, American businessman, who devised the system]

est2
 
abbreviation for
1.  Also: estab established
2.  estimate(d)

EST
 
abbreviation for
1.  Eastern Standard Time
2.  electric-shock treatment
3.  Estonia (international car registration)

-est1
 
suffix
forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: shortest; fastest
 
[Old English -est, -ost]

-est or -st2
 
suffix
forming the archaic second person singular present and past indicative tense of verbs: thou goest; thou hadst
 
[Old English -est, -ast]
 
-st or -st2
 
suffix
 
[Old English -est, -ast]

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Est
Esther
EST
  1. Eastern Standard Time

  2. electroshock therapy

  3. Estonia (international vehicle ID)

est.
  1. established

  2. estate

  3. estimate

  4. estimated

Est.
  1. Estonia

  2. Estonian

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