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Definition of "kist" []

  • Variant of cist2. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kist" in a sentence
  • "Nah, aw like a chap o 'that sooart, if he doesn't carry things too far: but when he begins to say' at he con build a haase as weel as a mason, an 'mak a kist o' drawers as weel as a joiner, or praich a sarmon as weel as th 'parson -- or playa bazzoon, or spetch a pair o' clogs better nor ony man breathin -- then, aw say, tak care an 'ha' nowt to do wi 'him."
  • "I am for some reason charmed by the spelling in this poem -- words like "kist," "soveran" and "emprisoned" are lovely examples of the indifferent spelling practices of the 19th century."
  • "The first one was to prepare the room she had rented for its strange guest and it gave her many a pang to fold away the "kirk clothes" of her father and brothers and lock them from sight in the big "kist" that was the family wardrobe."