Definition of Joust

1. Noun. A combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances.

Exact synonyms: Tilt
Generic synonyms: Battle, Struggle
Group relationships: Tournament
Derivative terms: Tilt



2. Verb. Joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback.
Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle
Specialized synonyms: Tilt

Definition of Joust

1. v. i. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.

2. n. A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field.

Definition of Joust

1. Noun. A tilting match: a mock combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances in the lists or enclosed field. ¹

2. Verb. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Joust

1. to engage in personal combat [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Joust

1. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt. Alternative forms: just] "For the whole army to joust and tourney." (Holland) Origin: OE. Justen, jousten, OF. Jouster, jouster, joster, F. Jouter, fr. L. Juxta near to, nigh, from the root of jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Jostle. A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field. Alternative forms: just] "Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament." (Milton) Origin: OE. Juste, jouste, OF. Juste, jouste, joste, F. Joute. See Joust. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joust

journeylike
journeyman
journeymanship
journeymen
journeypeople
journeyperson
journeypersons
journeys
journeywoman
journeywomen
journeywork
journeyworks
journo
journos
jours
joust (current term)
jousted
jouster
jousters
jousting
jousts
jove
jovial
jovialist
jovialists
jovialities
joviality
jovially
jovialness
jovialties

Literary usage of Joust

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1903)
"CHAPTER VI How King Arthur had all the knights together for to joust in the meadow beside Camelot or they departed. Now, said the king, I am sure at this ..."

2. The History of Chivalry Or Knighthood and Its Times. by Charles Mills (1825)
"... joust Description of the joust to the Utterance joust between a Scotch and an English Knight jousting for Love of the Ladies A singular Instance of it ..."

3. The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Text with Illustrative Notes by Geoffrey Chaucer (1851)
"Now, swete sir, wol ye joust atte fan ? ... bothe to and fro 16974—wol ye joust atte fan ? Some MSS. read—van. The sense of both words is the same. ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Just (2), to joust ; see joust. Justle ; see Jostle. Keel (i), the bottom of a ship. (Scand. ... See joust and Position. Kail, Kale, cabbage. ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"... commanded the division of Algiers in 1855, and finally figured conspicuously in 1857 in the invasion of Kabylia under Marshal Randon. joust. ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"At the termination -of every joust a course was run "pour lee dames." and called the " Lance of the Ladies. ..."

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