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ˈvɛs təves·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vestanoun

    (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia

  2. Vestanoun

    the brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered


  1. Vestanoun

    The Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Hestia.

  2. Vestanoun

    in occasional use.

  3. Vestanoun

    The fourth asteroid discovered.

  4. vestanoun

    a short match, made of wood or wax

  5. Etymology: From the vestale, (to dwell, stay, similar in idea to the Greek hestia.) Vesta itself came to mean chaste, pure, or virgin, based from this goddess.


  1. vesta

    1) In Roman mythology, Vesta is the goddess of the hearth, home, and family. 2) Vesta can also refer to the brightest asteroid visible from Earth, named after the Roman goddess. It is one of the largest asteroids in the solar system. 3) Vesta is also a brand specific to products ranging from kitchen appliances to software companies. 4) In clothing, vesta refers to a sleeveless garment worn over or under a regular shirt. Please note that the appropriate definition depends on the context in which the term "vesta" is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vestanoun

    one of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it

  2. Vestanoun

    an asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by Olbers in 1807

  3. Vestanoun

    a wax friction match

  4. Etymology: [L. Vesta, akin to Gr. "Esti`a Vesta, "esti`a the hearth of the house, and perhaps to Skr. ush to burn (see East), or perhaps to Skr. vas to dwell, and E. was.]


  1. Vesta

    Vesta is the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion. Vesta's presence is symbolized by the sacred fire that burned at her hearth and temples. Her closest Greek equivalent is Hestia. The importance of Vesta to Roman religion is indicated by the prominence of the priesthood devoted to her, the Vestal Virgins, Rome's only college of full-time priests.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vesta

    ves′ta, n. among the Romans, the chaste goddess that presided over the family, in whose temple the sacred fire was continually kept burning: the fourth planetoid discovered in 1807: a match or waxlight:—pl. Ves′tas.—adj. Ves′tal, pertaining to or consecrated to the service of Vesta: chaste: pure.—n. in the ancient Roman religion, one of the six patrician virgins consecrated to Vesta: a virgin, a nun, a woman of spotless chastity.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vesta

    the Roman goddess of the hearth, identified with the Greek Hestia; was the guardian of domestic life and had a shrine in every household; had a temple in Rome in which a heaven-kindled fire was kept constantly burning and guarded by first four then six virgins called Vestals, whose persons were held sacred as well as their office, since any laxity in its discharge might be disastrous to the city.

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  1. Vesta

    (Ves′ta), daughter of Saturn and Cybele, was the goddess of the hearth and its fire. She had under her special care and protection a famous statue of Minerva, before which the Vestal Virgins kept a fire or lamp constantly burning.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VESTA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vesta is ranked #115034 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vesta surname appeared 152 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vesta.

    90.7% or 138 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for VESTA »

  1. vates

  2. stave

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VESTA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VESTA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of VESTA in a Sentence

  1. Peter Jenniskens:

    Combining the observations of the small asteroid in space with information gleaned from the meteorites shows it likely came from Vesta, second largest asteroid in our Solar System and target of NASA's DAWN mission, billions of years ago, two giant impacts on Vesta created a family of larger, more dangerous asteroids. The newly recovered meteorites gave us a clue on when those impacts might have happened.

  2. Marc Rayman:

    We are tremendously excited, we have guided this robotic probe for well over seven years on an interplanetary journey of more than 3 billion miles. Along the way we sailed past Mars. We spent 14 months orbiting and scrutinizing the giant protoplanet Vesta. ... Now, finally, we are on the verge of conducting the first exploration ever of the first dwarf planet.

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