Definitions for vestalˈvɛs tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ves•talˈvɛs tl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the goddess Vesta.

    Category: Mythology

  2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vestal virgin; chaste.

  3. Category: Mythology

    Ref: vestal virgin.

  4. a chaste unmarried woman; virgin.

Origin of vestal:

1400–50; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vestal(adj)

    a chaste woman

  2. vestal(adj)

    of or relating to Vesta

    "vestal virgin"

  3. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous(adj)

    in a state of sexual virginity

    "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

Wiktionary

  1. vestal(Noun)

    A virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar.

  2. vestal(Noun)

    A female virgin; a woman who has never had sexual relations.

  3. vestal(Noun)

    A nun.

  4. vestal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth.

  5. vestal(Adjective)

    Pure; chaste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vestal(adj)

    of or pertaining to Vesta, the virgin goddess of the hearth; hence, pure; chaste

  2. Vestal(adj)

    a virgin consecrated to Vesta, and to the service of watching the sacred fire, which was to be perpetually kept burning upon her altar

  3. Vestal(adj)

    a virgin; a woman pure and chaste; also, a nun

Freebase

  1. Vestal

    Vestal is a town within Broome County in the Southern Tier of New York, and lies between the Susquehanna River and the Pennsylvania border. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,043. Vestal is on the south border of the county and is west and southwest of Binghamton. Vestal is home to Binghamton University which draws visitors to the town through its entertainment and sporting events. The university adds thousands of students to the town and employs more than 3,000 faculty and staff.

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