Definitions of zest

  1.   vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
  2.   a tart spiciness
  3.   add herbs or spices to
  4.   make more interesting or flavorful either in the literal or in a metaphorical sense Spice the soup Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer
  5.   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
  6.   Hence something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste or the taste itself an appetizer also keen enjoyment relish gusto
  7.   The woody thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut
  8.   To cut into thin slips as the peel of an orange lemon etc to squeeze as peel over the surface of anything
  9.   To give a relish or flavor to to heighten the taste or relish of as to zest wine
  10.   A spicy flavor something that gives a pleasant taste or relish keen enjoyment eager enthusiasm as he went at his work with zest
  11.   Something that gives a relish relish
  12.   Something that gives a flavor relish
  13.   Agreeable excitement of mind or something that imparts it an agreeable and piquant flavor
  14.   A piece of orange or lemon peel used to give flavour to liquor or the oil which spurts out of it when squeezed the woody skin quartering the kernel of a walnut something that gives a pleasant taste relish the taste itself
  15.   To give a relish or flavour to to cut the peel of an orange or lemon from top to bottom into thin slips or to squeeze the peel over the surface of any thing
  16.   Taste added relish flavour
  17.   To heighten the taste or relish of

Usage examples for zest

  1. “ Cleopatra goes to it whenever she longs for repose after the pursuit of pleasures which have lost their zest – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. “ I think the Latin blood had sharpened their brains and certainly gave an extra zest to life – The Prodigal Returns by Lilian Staveley
  3. It should add a zest to life if that's the case he retorted – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  4. Her old time zest for dancing seemed to have deserted her entirely and the daily necessity of playing up in public of pretending to the world at large that all was well with her was becoming an increasing strain – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  5. “ To the over worked editor life will have a fresh zest and a new significance – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  6. That would give her a zest for the job – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. They fell to work with a zest the like of which they had not known since their first entrance into the Boarded up House – The Boarded-Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  8. His eyes sparkled with eagerness and zest in life the wrinkles on his forehead rose up and down and what she had mistaken for a cloud of wrath was after all only the expression of his brain's boiling activity – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  9. Thar ain't mo' than one in a million of that rare sort responded old Adam falling to work with a zest – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  10. “ I shall be so charmed that I shall lose the zest of the traveller and become a hermit – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  11. It was one of those perfect sunny calm mornings that sometimes come in early April the zest of winter yet in the air but a promise of summer – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  12. That was why he found no zest in the morning sunshine – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. “ A few moments' search only were required before he found the ideal spot and he threw himself down on a pile of leaves with great zest – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  14. And so the days wore on a fresh zest was added to their toil – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. There are others who fear to refuse it others again who despise it and a small remnant by whom the zest of danger can no more be resisted than the drunkard can resist wine – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  16. He plunged into the old life with the same zest – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  17. The fine turn of the Doctor was taken with a good zest – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  18. The immense use of it if one must think about the use is that such a life might really show commonplace and ordinary people how to handle the simplest materials of life with zest and delicacy – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  19. The boy rushed forward with renewed zest and it was the other's turn to fall back – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. I've paid proper tribute to that poor pawn of Empire who lived so poorly and who died so well but the real zest of this journey is Lupe ” – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell