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Meaning of VEST

Pronunciation:  vest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
  2. [n]  a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
  3. [v]  clothe formally; esp. in ecclesiastical robes
  4. [v]  provide with power and authority

VEST is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: enthrone, invest, robe, singlet, undershirt, waistcoat
 Antonyms: divest
 See Also: apparel, bulletproof vest, clothe, consecrate, coronate, crown, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, garment, habilitate, install, ordain, order, ordinate, raiment, three-piece suit, throne, tog, undergarment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vest\, n. [L. vestis a garment, vesture; akin to Goth.
    wasti, and E. wear: cf. F. veste. See {Wear} to carry on the
    person, and cf. {Divest}, {Invest}, {Travesty}.]
    1. An article of clothing covering the person; an outer
       garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
             In state attended by her maiden train, Who bore the
             vests that holy rites require.        --Dryden.
    2. Any outer covering; array; garb.
             Not seldom clothed in radiant vest Deceitfully goes
             forth the morn.                       --Wordsworth.
    3. Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for
       men, worn under the coat.
    Syn: Garment; vesture; dress; robe; vestment; waistcoat.
    Usage: {Vest}, {Waistcoat}. In England, the original word
           waistcoat is generally used for the body garment worn
           over the shirt and immediately under the coat. In the
           United States this garment is commonly called a vest,
           and the waistcoat is often improperly given to an
  2. \Vest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vested}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Vesting}.] [Cf. L. vestire, vestitum, OF. vestir, F.
    v[^e]tir. See {Vest}, n.]
    1. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to
       dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
             Came vested all in white, pure as her mind.
             With ether vested, and a purple sky.  --Dryden.
    2. To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in
       possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed
       by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court
       with power to try cases of life and death.
             Had I been vested with the monarch's power. --Prior.
    3. To place or give into the possession or discretion of some
       person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in
       before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is
       vested in the king, or in the courts.
             Empire and dominion was [were] vested in him.
    4. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or
       houses. [R.]
    5. (Law) To clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with
       an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right
       of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested
       in possession. --Bouvier.
  3. \Vest\, v. i.
    To come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title
    or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the
    ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in
    the heir at law.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing a vest, represents compassion for others.