an archaic word for behest
“bidding, command,” Old English hæs “bidding, behest, command,” from Proto-Germanic *hait-ti-, from *haitan “to call, name” (see hight (v.)). With -t added in Middle English on model of other pairings (cf. wist/wesan).
[hes-tee-uh] /ˈhɛs ti ə/ noun 1. the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth. /ˈhɛstɪə/ noun 1. (Greek myth) the goddess of the hearth Roman counterpart Vesta goddess of the hearth, from Greek hestia “hearth, house, home, family” (see vestal).
[hes-ter] /ˈhɛs tər/ noun 1. a female given name, form of .
[hes-tuh n; ahy-zuh l-wurth] /ˈhɛs tən; ˈaɪ zəlˌwɜrθ/ noun 1. a former borough, now part of Hounslow, in SE England, near London.
[hes-i-kast] /ˈhɛs ɪˌkæst/ noun 1. one of a sect of mystics that originated in the 14th century among the monks on Mt. Athos, Greece. /ˈhɛsɪˌkæst/ noun 1. (Greek Orthodox Church) a member of a school of mysticism developed by the monks of Mount Athos in the 14th century