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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vest, n. that which is put on as dress: a garment: a waistcoat: formerly a cassock-like garment: a kind of close jacket worn by women, an extra piece or trimming on the front of the bodice of a woman's gown, often V-shaped: a knitted or woven undergarment: (arch.) a vestment.—v.t. to clothe: to invest: (law) to give fixed right of possession.-v.i. to descend or to take effect, as a right.—adj. Ves′ted, clothed, wearing robes of ceremony: not contingent or suspended, hence (law) already acquired: denoting a present absolute right.—n. Ves′tiary (obs.), a wardrobe: (rare) garb, clothing:—pl. Ves′tiaries.—n. Ves′ting, cloth for men's waistcoats.—Vest in interest, to devolve as matter of right without reference to immediate right of possession. [Fr. veste—L. vestis.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A waistcoat sold at halfprice.
What does VEST stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the VEST acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of vest in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of vest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Why yes - a bulletproof vest.
He absolutely was saved by his vest.
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
At that time, Austin Police noticed what appeared to be an improvised explosive device inside the vehicle. the officers noticed that the suspect was wearing some sort of vest.
He was planning a car accident-style attack to run over a serviceman and use a knife to kill that serviceman, and to do so, certainly had in mind the wearing of a suicide vest.
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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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