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Meaning of "zest" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZEST

From French zeste peel of citrus fruits used as flavouring, of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZEST

zest  [zɛst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZEST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zest is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb zest in English.

WHAT DOES ZEST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of zest in the English dictionary

The first definition of zest in the dictionary is invigorating or keen excitement or enjoyment. Other definition of zest is added interest, flavour, or charm; piquancy. Zest is also something added to give flavour or relish.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ZEST

PRESENT

Present
I zest
you zest
he/she/it zests
we zest
you zest
they zest
Present continuous
I am zesting
you are zesting
he/she/it is zesting
we are zesting
you are zesting
they are zesting
Present perfect
I have zested
you have zested
he/she/it has zested
we have zested
you have zested
they have zested
Present perfect continuous
I have been zesting
you have been zesting
he/she/it has been zesting
we have been zesting
you have been zesting
they have been zesting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I zested
you zested
he/she/it zested
we zested
you zested
they zested
Past continuous
I was zesting
you were zesting
he/she/it was zesting
we were zesting
you were zesting
they were zesting
Past perfect
I had zested
you had zested
he/she/it had zested
we had zested
you had zested
they had zested
Past perfect continuous
I had been zesting
you had been zesting
he/she/it had been zesting
we had been zesting
you had been zesting
they had been zesting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will zest
you will zest
he/she/it will zest
we will zest
you will zest
they will zest
Future continuous
I will be zesting
you will be zesting
he/she/it will be zesting
we will be zesting
you will be zesting
they will be zesting
Future perfect
I will have zested
you will have zested
he/she/it will have zested
we will have zested
you will have zested
they will have zested
Future perfect continuous
I will have been zesting
you will have been zesting
he/she/it will have been zesting
we will have been zesting
you will have been zesting
they will have been zesting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would zest
you would zest
he/she/it would zest
we would zest
you would zest
they would zest
Conditional continuous
I would be zesting
you would be zesting
he/she/it would be zesting
we would be zesting
you would be zesting
they would be zesting
Conditional perfect
I would have zest
you would have zest
he/she/it would have zest
we would have zest
you would have zest
they would have zest
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been zesting
you would have been zesting
he/she/it would have been zesting
we would have been zesting
you would have been zesting
they would have been zesting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you zest
we let´s zest
you zest
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to zest
Past participle
zested
Present Participle
zesting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZEST


best
bɛst
breast
brɛst
Budapest
ˌbjuːdəˈpɛst
chest
tʃɛst
contest
ˈkɒntɛst
dressed
drɛst
est
ɛst
fest
fɛst
guest
ɡɛst
invest
ɪnˈvɛst
jest
dʒɛst
northwest
ˌnɔːθˈwɛst
processed
ˈprəʊsɛst
quest
kwɛst
request
rɪˈkwɛst
rest
rɛst
southwest
ˌsaʊθˈwɛst
suggest
səˈdʒɛst
test
tɛst
west
wɛst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZEST

zero-G
zero-rate
zero-rated
zero-rating
zero-sum
zero-sum game
zero-zero option
zeroth
zeroth law of thermodynamics
zerumbet
zester
zestful
zestfully
zestfulness
zestily
zestless
zesty
zeta
Zeta-Jones
zetetic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZEST

artiest
at the earliest
at the latest
biggest
digest
easiest
finest
for the best
forest
greatest
honest
hottest
interest
latest
on request
the best
the greatest
the latest
the rest
the west

Synonyms and antonyms of zest in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ZEST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «zest» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of zest

Translation of «zest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZEST

Find out the translation of zest to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zest from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zest» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

热情
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

brío
570 millions of speakers

English

zest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्साह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تـَمَتُّع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

интерес
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entusiasmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রূচি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

engouement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semangat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Begeisterung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

沸き立つ喜び
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흥취
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zest
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự say mê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனுபவம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्साह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lezzet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

entusiasmo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zapał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зацікавленість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aplecare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωντάνια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aptit på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

iver
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zest

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEST»

The term «zest» is very widely used and occupies the 20.991 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zest» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zest» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zest

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZEST»

Discover the use of zest in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zest and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide
How Not to Be a Dick is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their ...
Meghan Doherty, 2013
2
Super Pop!: Pop Culture Top Ten Lists to Help You Win at ...
A collection of pop culture top-10 hit lists includes entries ranging from best-selling books and blockbuster movies to key lessons in survival and best places to seek style advice. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Daniel Harmon, 2013
3
Zest for Life: The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet
The first anti-cancer health book with recipes based on the traditional Mediterranean diet provides all the guidance and practical advice one needs to prepare delicious, easy, and affordable meals to boost defenses against cancer.
Conner Middelmann-Whitney, 2010
4
From Absinthe to Zest: An Alphabet for Food Lovers: An ...
Included here are recipes for bamboo pickle and strawberry omelette, advice on cooking all manner of beast from bear to kangaroo brought together in a witty and gloriously eccentric culinary compendium.
Alexandre Dumas, 2011
5
The Juice and Zest Book: Recipes for Healing & Vitality
Enjoy delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetable juices as you de-tox and revitalize your body.
Anna Selby, 2000
6
Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous ...
And in this book, author Sarah Latta blends biology, psychology, history, and pop culture to provide a comprehensive account of 50 essential fears, from arachnophobia to zoophobia.
Sara Latta, 2014
7
Zest for Life: Lesbians' Experiences of Menopause
'Zest for Life' is how lesbians describe their experience of menopause. This book suggests that the experience of menopause can be significantly altered through shifting perceptions about body image.
Jennifer Kelly, Jennifer Mary Kelly, 2005
8
Lemon Zest: More Than 175 Recipes with a Twist
A refreshing assortment of more than 175 recipes for dishes in which lemon is a main ingredient or aromatic accent includes Lemon-Blueberry Scones with Lemon Curd, Pork Tenderloin with Lemon and Fennel, Creamy Lemon Fettuccine, Lemony ...
Lori Longbotham, 2002
9
Big Ideas: Putting the Zest Into Creativity & Innovation at Work
This book describes the tools and techniques that can be used to develop creativity and innovation.
Jonne Ceserani, 2003
10
Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning After High School
That's where Undecided comes in! This comprehensive handbook outlines the different options available to teens after high school and provides suggestions on how to follow each path efficiently and successfully.
Genevieve Morgan, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZEST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zest is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tata Motors launches Zest, Bolt models in Sri Lanka
New Delhi: Tata Motors today launched compact sedan 'Zest' and hatchback 'Bolt' in Sri Lankan market as the homegrown auto major aims to consolidate its ... «Firstpost, Jun 15»
2
Telehealth Provider MYidealDOCTOR Forms Partnership with Zest
Zest Health members access MYidealDOCTOR through the "Call a Doctor" function from within the Zest Health mobile application and Smart Concierge service. «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
3
Richard Blackwood doesn't know how to zest a lemon and the …
Just a 20-minute loop of Richard Blackwood not knowing how to zest a lemon." Im pretty sure I just saw Richard Blackwood attempting to zest the INSIDE of a ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
Tata Bolt and Zest Register Their Worst Monthly Sales Since Launch
Tata Motors launched the Zest and Bolt with high expectations, but their sales numbers have been very disappointing. Both the products recorded their worst ... «NDTVAuto.com, May 15»
5
Top-end Tata Zest XTA with AMT launched at INR 8.07 lakhs
Tata Motors has launched a new top-end variant on the Zest compact sedan. The Zest XTA Quadrajet, as the name suggests, is the range-topping diesel variant ... «Indian Autos Blog, Mar 15»
6
5 months after Zest sedan, Tata drives in Bolt hatchback at 4.4L
It comes nearly five months after Tata's new Zest sedan. Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device. «Times of India, Jan 15»
7
Tata Zest - 2015 CNB Viewers' Choice Award Nominee
HorizonNext called for a change when it came to not only products by Tata Motors, but also a better sales and service network. Tata Zest was the company's first ... «NDTVAuto.com, Jan 15»
8
AirAsia Zest jet ends up stuck in the mud
KALIBO, Philippines -- An AirAsia Zest plane carrying 159 people overshot the runway and got stuck in a muddy field Tuesday at an international airport in the ... «CBS News, Dec 14»
9
P&G shedding Camay, Zest brands
Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Camay and Zest brands to European rival Unilever as part of a broader effort to focus on more profitable brands. The sale ... «Cincinnati.com, Dec 14»
10
Tata Zest Beats Honda Amaze in Sales for the 2nd Consecutive Month
The response the Tata Zest has received ever since its launch must have overwhelmed the folks at Tata Motors, for it has most certainly surprised us. Wait, I will ... «NDTVAuto.com, Dec 14»

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