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5 definitions found
 for zest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zest \Zest\ (z[e^]st), n. [F. zeste, probably fr. L. schistos
     split, cleft, divided, Gr. ?, from ? to split, cleave. Cf.
     Schism.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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     2. Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste,
        or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment;
        relish; gusto.
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              Almighty Vanity! to thee they owe
              Their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe.
                                                    --Young.
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              Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the
              highest zest and relish to social intercourse.
                                                    --Gogan.
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     3. The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
        [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or
        relish of; as, to zest wine. --Gibber.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  zest
      n 1: vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment [syn: gusto,
           relish, zest, zestfulness]
      2: a tart spicy quality [syn: nip, piquance, piquancy,
         piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest]
      v 1: add herbs or spices to [syn: zest, spice, spice up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "zest":
     activity, alacrity, amusement, animal pleasure, animal spirits,
     animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardor, avidity,
     avidness, bite, bliss, bodily pleasure, breathless impatience,
     brio, briskness, capersomeness, carnal delight, cheerful readiness,
     coltishness, comfort, content, contentment, coziness,
     creature comforts, delectation, delight, eagerness, ease, ecstasy,
     edge, elan, elation, endpleasure, enjoyment, entertainment,
     enthusiasm, esprit, euphoria, exuberance, fervor, flavor,
     forepleasure, forwardness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, fruition,
     fun, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, ginger, glow, gratification,
     great satisfaction, gust, gusto, guts, heart, heartiness,
     hearty enjoyment, hotness, hunger, impatience, impetuosity,
     impetus, intellectual pleasure, interest, joie de vivre,
     keen desire, keen pleasure, keenness, kick, kicks, life,
     liveliness, lustiness, luxury, mettle, nip, nippiness, palate,
     passion, pepper, pepperiness, perkiness, pertness,
     physical pleasure, piquancy, piss and vinegar, playfulness,
     pleasure, promptness, punch, pungency, quickness, quiet pleasure,
     raciness, readiness, relish, robustness, rollicksomeness,
     rompishness, satisfaction, savor, self-gratification,
     self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure,
     sexual pleasure, skittishness, snap, snappiness, spice, spiciness,
     spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness,
     sweetness of life, tang, tanginess, thirst, titillation, verve,
     vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity, voluptuousness, warmth, well-being,
     zeal, zestfulness, zing, zip
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  ZEST
  
     An object-oriented extension of Z.
  
     ["Object Orientation in Z", S. Stepney et al eds, Springer
     1992].
  

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