a medieval name for the time unit now called the minute. (In medieval times a minute was equal to 1/10 hour, or 6 modern minutes). The ostent was equal to 8 ounces4 (see below).

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ostent — Os tent, n. [L. ostentus, ostentum, fr. ostendere (p. p. ostensus and ostentus) to show. See {Ostensible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Appearance; air; mien. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Manifestation; token; portent. Dryden. [1913 Webster] We asked of God… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostent — index presence (poise) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ostent — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Ostent (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on ostent instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/ostent …   Wikipedia

  • ostent — äˌstent noun ( s) Etymology: in sense 1, from Latin ostentum, from neuter of ostentus, past participle of ostendere to show; in other senses, from Latin ostentus, n., from ostentus, past participle of ostendere to show …   Useful english dictionary

  • ostent — n. appearance, impression; portent, omen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ostent — os·tent …   English syllables

  • 26 juillet — Éphémérides Juillet 1er 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saint Austinde — (° vers 1000 † 25 septembre 1068) ou saint Ostent, né à Bordeaux et mort à Auch, est un évêque d Auch. Il a eu un rôle important dans la réforme grégorienne en Gascogne. C est un saint catholique fêté le 26 juillet[1] ou localement le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ostentate — Os ten*tate, v. t. [L. ostentatus, p. p. of ostentare, v. intens. fr. ostendere. See {Ostent}.] To make an ambitious display of; to show or exhibit boastingly. [R.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hance — noun /hɑːns/ a curve or arc, especially in architecture or in the design of a ship , 1974: He wears a minimal white cotton brief, and is pleased by the hance of its pouch, a catenary dip as he faces the mirror, the profile navicular and ostent.… …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.