wast

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See also: waṣt and was't

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle English wast; equivalent to was +‎ -est.

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Verb[edit]

wast

  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple past form of be
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 4, Scene 2, (a hunting song),
      "Take thou no scorn to wear the horn, It was a crest ere thou wast born ..."
    • 1611, The Bible, King James (Authorised) Version, (first & last usages),
      Genesis 3:11 "And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?"
      Revelation 16:5 "And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus."
    • 1850, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel, lines 97-99
      Alas! We two, we two, thou say'st!
      Yea, one wast thou with me
      That once of old.

Noun[edit]

wast (plural wasts)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of waist

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑst
  • IPA(key): /ʋɑst/

Verb[edit]

wast

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of wassen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of wassen

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wast

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌰𐍃𐍄

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From was +‎ -est; partially replacing earlier were.

Verb[edit]

wast

  1. (Late Middle English) Second-person singular past indicative form of been
Descendants[edit]
  • English: wast (obsolete)

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

wast m (oblique plural waz or watz, nominative singular waz or watz, nominative plural wast)

  1. Alternative form of gast

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Scots form of English west.

Adverb[edit]

wast (comparative mair wast, superlative maist wast)

  1. west
  2. back, sideways; upstream

Preposition[edit]

wast

  1. west
  2. over, across
    She wis walkin wast the road. - She was walking across the road.

Adjective[edit]

wast (comparative mair wast, superlative maist wast)

  1. west