5 letter words ending in ist

Agist (v. t.) To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; -- used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.

Arist () 3d sing. pres. of Arise, for ariseth.

Boist (n.) A box.

Deist (n.) One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.

Exist (v. i.) To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.

Exist (v. i.) To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.

Exist (v. i.) To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land.

Foist (n.) A light and fast-sailing ship.

Foist (v. t.) To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.

Foist (n.) A foister; a sharper.

Foist (n.) A trick or fraud; a swindle.

Frist (v. t.) To sell upon credit, as goods.

Guist (n.) Same as Joust.

Glist (n.) Glimmer; mica.

Grist (n.) Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces.

Grist (n.) Supply; provision.

Grist (n.) In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.

Hoist (v. t.) To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.

Hoist (n.) That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.

Hoist (n.) The act of hoisting; a lift.

Hoist (n.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.

Hoist (n.) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay.

Hoist (p. p.) Hoisted.

Joist (v. t.) To fit or furnish with joists.

Moist (a.) Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air.

Moist (a.) Fresh, or new.

Moist (v. t.) To moisten.

Odist (n.) A writer of an ode or odes.

Ovist (n.) Same as Ovulist.

Roist (v. i.) See Roister.

Shist () Alt. of Shistose

Suist (n.) One who seeks for things which gratify merely himself; a selfish person; a selfist.

Trist (v. t. & i.) To trust.

Trist (n.) Trust.

Trist (n.) A post, or station, in hunting.

Trist (n.) A secret meeting, or the place of such meeting; a tryst. See Tryst.

Trist (a.) Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.

Twist (v. t.) To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.

Twist (v. t.) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage cited from an author.

Twist (v. t.) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.

Twist (v. t.) To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.

Twist (v. t.) To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human concerns.

Twist (v. t.) To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist yarn or thread.

Twist (v. t.) Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.

Twist (v. t.) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.

Twist (v. i.) To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than others.

Twist (v. i.) To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.

Twist (n.) The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.

Twist (n.) The form given in twisting.

Twist (n.) That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.

Twist (n.) A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things round each other.

Twist (n.) A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.

Twist (n.) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.

Twist (n.) A roll of twisted dough, baked.

Twist (n.) A little twisted roll of tobacco.

Twist (n.) One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.

Twist (n.) A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together; as, Damascus twist.

Twist (n.) The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.

Twist (n.) A beverage made of brandy and gin.

Twist (v. t.) A twig.

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