4 letter words ending in ist

Cist (n.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.

Cist (n.) See Cyst.

Fist (n.) The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.

Fist (n.) The talons of a bird of prey.

Fist (n.) the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.

Fist (v. t.) To strike with the fist.

Fist (v. t.) To gripe with the fist.

Gist (n.) A resting place.

Gist (n.) The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.

Hist (interj.) Hush; be silent; -- a signal for silence.

-ist () A noun suffix denoting an agent, or doer, one who practices, a believer in; as, theorist, one who theorizes; socialist, one who holds to socialism; sensualist, one given to sensuality.

Kist (n.) A chest; hence, a coffin.

Kist (n.) A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.

List (n.) A

List (v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.

List (v. i.) To hearken; to attend; to listen.

List (v. t.) To listen or hearken to.

List (v. i.) To desire or choose; to please.

List (v. i.) To lean; to inc

List (n.) Inclination; desire.

List (n.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.

List (n.) A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet.

List (n.) A limit or boundary; a border.

List (n.) The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.

List (n.) A stripe.

List (n.) A roll or catalogue, that is row or

List (n.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.

List (n.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.

List (n.) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.

List (n.) The first thin coat of tin.

List (n.) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.

List (v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.

List (v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.

List (v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.

List (v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.

List (v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.

List (v. i.) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.

Mist (n.) Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.

Mist (n.) Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.

Mist (n.) Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

Mist (v. t.) To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.

Mist (v. i.) To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.

Pist (n.) See Piste.

Rist () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Rise, contracted from riseth.

Sist (v. t.) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.

Sist (v. t.) To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.

Sist (n.) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.

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