1. (archaic) second-person singular simple past form of be#English|be
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 4, Scene 2, (a hunting song),
      "Take thou no scorn to wear the horn, It was a crest ere thou wast born ..."
    • 1611, The Bible, King James (Authorised) Version, (first & last usages),
      Genesis 3:11 "And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?"
      Revelation 16:5 "And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus."
    • 1850, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel, lines 97-99
      Alas! We two, we two, thou say'st!
      Yea, one wast thou with me
      That once of old.

wast (plural wasts)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of waist

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