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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zest  \Zest\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Zested};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Zesting}.] 
  1.  To  cut  into  thin  slips,  as  the  peel  of  an  orange,  lemon, 
  etc.;  to  squeeze,  as  peel,  over  the  surface  of  anything 
 
  2.  To  give  a  relish  or  flavor  to  to  heighten  the  taste  or 
  relish  of  as  to  zest  wine.  --Gibber. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zest  \Zest\,  n.  [F.  zeste,  probably  fr  L.  schistos  split, 
  cleft,  divided,  Gr  ?,  from  ?  to  split,  cleave.  Cf 
  {Schism}.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  orange  or  lemon  peel,  or  the  aromatic  oil  which 
  may  be  squeezed  from  such  peel,  used  to  give  flavor  to 
  liquor,  etc 
 
  2.  Hence  something  that  gives  or  enhances  a  pleasant  taste, 
  or  the  taste  itself  an  appetizer;  also  keen  enjoyment; 
  relish;  gusto. 
 
  Almighty  Vanity!  to  thee  they  owe  Their  zest  of 
  pleasure,  and  their  balm  of  woe.  --Young. 
 
  Liberality  of  disposition  and  conduct  gives  the 
  highest  zest  and  relish  to  social  intercourse. 
  --Gogan. 
 
  3.  The  woody,  thick  skin  inclosing  the  kernel  of  a  walnut. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  zest 
  n  1:  vigorous  and  enthusiastic  enjoyment  [syn:  {gusto},  {relish}, 
  {zestfulness}] 
  2:  a  tart  spiciness  [syn:  {nip},  {piquance},  {piquancy},  {tang}, 
  {tanginess}] 
  v  :  make  more  interesting  or  flavorful,  either  in  the  literal  or 
  in  a  metaphorical  sense  "Spice  the  soup";  "Spice  up  the 
  evening  by  inviting  a  belly  dancer"  [syn:  {spice},  {spice 
  up}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ZEST 
 
  An  {object-oriented}  extension  of  {Z}. 
 
  ["Object  Orientation  in  Z",  S.  Stepney  et  al  eds,  Springer 
  1992]. 
 
 




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