Antonyms for joust

Grammar : Noun
Spell : joust, juhst, joost
Phonetic Transcription : dʒaʊst, dʒʌst, dʒust

Definition of joust

Origin :
  • c.1300, "fight with a spear or lance on horseback with another knight; tilt in a tournament," from Old French joster "to joust, tilt," from Vulgar Latin *iuxtare "to approach, come together, meet," originally "be next to," from Latin iuxta "beside, near," related to iungere "join together" (see jugular). Formerly spelled, and until modern times pronounced, "just." Related: Jousted; jousting.
  • noun combat
Example sentences :
  • Fyne sat down as if preparing himself to witness a joust, I thought.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • It may be as well to explain the difference between a tournament and a joust.
  • Extract from : « Chatterbox, 1905. » by Various
  • The evening passed slowly, in our eagerness for the “joust.”
  • Extract from : « Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood » by J. Conway Walter
  • I do not wonder that you pulled trigger in the second joust.
  • Extract from : « The Scalp Hunters » by Mayne Reid
  • He eagerly anticipated the joust and the sword combat with Heinz.
  • Extract from : « In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • The joust was the other chief description of military exercises.
  • Extract from : « The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2) » by Charles Mills
  • They came from far to have a joust with the best of the Padishah's court.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Janizaries » by James M. Ludlow
  • Then in a joust Lohengrin conquers the Duke of Cleves and breaks his arm.
  • Extract from : « Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas » by W. J. Henderson
  • Then came Sir Lancelot, and Beaumains proffered him to joust.
  • Extract from : « Stories of the Days of King Arthur » by Charles Henry Hanson
  • I will not joust at this time; but take your horse and let us go from hence.
  • Extract from : « Stories of the Days of King Arthur » by Charles Henry Hanson

Synonyms for joust

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