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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lest /ˈlɛst/
 (conj.)以免,因恐,免得

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lest v. i. To listen. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lest, n.  Lust; desire; pleasure. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lest, conj.
 1. For fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not.
    Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty.   --Prov. xx. 13.
    Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.   --1 Cor. x. 12.
 2. That (without the negative particle); -- after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.
 I feared
 Lest I might anger thee.   --Shak.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lest, a. Last; least. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 lest
      adv 1: for fear that; "she tiptoed lest her mother should hear her"
      2: that (after verbs explicitly expressing fear etc.); "he
         worried lest he should be late"