Definitions for vestvɛst
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vest
a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
singlet, vest, undershirt(verb)
a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
invest, vest, enthrone(verb)
provide with power and authority
"They vested the council with special rights"
place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
"She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"
become legally vested
"The property vests in the trustees"
clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
A loose robe or outer garment worn historically by men in Arabic or Middle Eastern countries.
A sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, worn over a shirt, and often as part of a suit; a waistcoat.
A sleeveless garment, often with a low-cut neck, usually worn under a shirt or blouse.
A sleeveless top, typically with identifying colours or logos, worn by an athlete or member of a sports team.
Any sleeveless outer garment, often for a purpose such as identification, safety, or storage.
(commonly used of financial arrangements) To become vested, to become permanent.
My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.
an article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe
any outer covering; array; garb
specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat
to clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely
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
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
to invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses
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
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
Origin: [Cf. L. vestire, vestitum, OF. vestir, F. vtir. See Vest, n.]
Vest or Vest-Banat is a development region in Romania created in 1998. As with the other development regions, it does not have any administrative powers. Its primary functions are coordinating regional development projects and managing funds from the European Union.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A waistcoat sold at halfprice.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Why yes - a bulletproof vest.
He absolutely was saved by his vest.
For the more serious shots, the vest wouldn’t have helped him anyway.
They’ve been wearing political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
Translations for vest
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- samarreta, armillaCatalan, Valencian
- vesta, tílkoCzech
- Unterhemd, Weste, GiletGerman
- γιλέκο, φανέλαGreek
- camiseta de tirantes, chalecoSpanish
- liivi, huomioliivi, turvaliivi, tunnusliivi, aluspaitaFinnish
- tricot de corps, giletFrench
- fo-lèineScottish Gaelic
- mellény, trikóHungarian
- vesti, nærbolurIcelandic
- canottiera, gilè, corpetto, panciottoItalian
- チョッキ, ベストJapanese
- е́лек, до́лна ма́ица, потко́шулаMacedonian
- sidrija, flokk ta' taħtMaltese
- trøyeNorwegian Nynorsk
- kamizelka, podkoszulek, podkoszulka, bezrękawnikPolish
- colete, regataPortuguese
- жиле́т, ма́йка, жиле́тка, безрука́вкаRussian
- прслук, prslukSerbo-Croatian
- linne, västSwedish
- áo gi lê, gi-lêVietnamese
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