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Webster 1913 Edition


Estre

Es′tre

,
Noun.
[OF.
estre
state, plan.]
The inward part of a building; the interior.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Definition 2022


estre

estre

See also: -estre

English

Noun

estre (plural estres)

  1. (archaic or obsolete) The indoor layout or plan of a castle.
    • 1954, C. S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy, Chapter 15, page 239,
      "And tomorrow, Cor," he added, shalt come over all the castle with me and see the estres and mark all its strength and weakness: for it will be thine to guard when I'm gone."

See also

References

  • estre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Anagrams


French

Alternative forms

  • eſtre

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛstʁ/, /ɛtʁ/

Verb

estre

  1. Archaic spelling of être.

Conjugation

Anagrams


Hungarian

Etymology

est + -re

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛʃtrɛ]
  • Hyphenation: est‧re

Noun

estre

  1. sublative singular of est

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French estre, from Vulgar Latin *essere, from Latin sūm (infinitive: esse) and Old French ester, from Latin stō, stāre.

Verb

estre

  1. to be

Conjugation

  • Like Modern French être, highly irregular.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Noun

estre m (plural estres)

  1. being (creature, entity)

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:estre.

Descendants


Old French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *essere, from Latin sūm (infinitive: esse). Compare with ester.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛstrə/

Verb

estre

  1. to be

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:estre.

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

See also

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