n. An act; deed; achievement; exploit; gest. See gest, n.n. A tale of achievement or adventure; a story; romance. See gest, n., 2.n. A mask; masquerade; pageant.n. A spoken pleasantry; a laughable or intentionally ludicrous saying; a witticism; a joke; a sally.n. An acted pleasantry; a, jocular or playful action; something done to make sport or cause laughter.n. The object of laughter, sport, or mockery; a laughing-stock.n. Synonyms Jest, Joke; quip, quirk, witticism, sally. A joke is often rougher or less delicate than a jest, as a practical joke, but jest often suggests more of lightness or scoffing than joke, as to turn everything into jest. Joke is the word to be used where action is implied; jest is generally applied to something said.To tell stories or romances. See gest, verbI can not geste, rum, raf, ruf, by letterTo trifle (with); amuse or entertain by words or actions; treat as trifling.To say or do something intended to amuse or cause laughter.To take part in a mask or sport; engage in mock combat; just.To utter in jest or sport.To apply a jest to; joke with; banter; rally.A common dialectal form of just.