What does vestment mean?

Definitions for vestmentˈvɛst mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vestment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vestment(noun)

    gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy


  1. vestment(Noun)

    A robe or gown worn as an indication of office

  2. vestment(Noun)

    Any of the robes worn by members of the clergy etc., especially a garment worn at the celebration of the Eucharist

  3. Origin: From vestimentum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vestment(noun)

    a covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress

  2. Vestment(noun)

    any priestly garment

  3. Origin: [OE. vestement, vestiment, OF. vestement, vestiment, F. vtement, fr. L. vestimentum, fr. vestire to clothe, fr. vestis a garment, clothing. See Vest.]


  1. Vestment

    Vestments are liturgical garments and articles associated primarily with the Christian religion, especially among the Eastern Orthodox, Catholics, Anglicans, and Lutherans. Many other groups also make use of vestments, but this was a point of controversy in the Protestant Reformation and sometimes since - notably during the Ritualist controversies in England in the 19th century. For other garments worn by clergy, see also clerical clothing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vestment

    vest′ment, n. something put on, a garment: a long outer robe: (pl.) articles of dress worn by the clergy during divine service and the administration of the sacraments—amice, alb, girdle, maniple, stole, chasuble, &c.: covering of the altar. [L. vestimentumvestīre, to clothe—vestis, a garment.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestment in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vestment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Olive Schreiner:

    From our earliest hour we have been taught that the thought of the heart, the shaping of the rain-cloud, the amount of wool that grows on a sheep's back, the length of a drought, and the growing of the corn, depend on nothing that moves immutable, at the heart of all things; but on the changeable will of a changeable being, whom our prayers can alter. To us, from the beginning, Nature has been but a poor plastic thing, to be toyed with this way or that, as man happens to please his deity or not; to go to church or not; to say his prayers right or not; to travel on a Sunday or not. Was it possible for us in an instant to see Nature as she is --the flowing vestment of an unchanging reality?

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