Definitions of vest

  1.   clothe formally esp in ecclesiastical robes
  2.   a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
  3.   a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
  4.   clothe formally especially in ecclesiastical robes
  5.   clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
  6.   become legally vested The property vests in the trustees
  7.   place authority property or rights in the control of a person or group of persons She vested her vast fortune in her two sons
  8.   provide with power and authority They vested the council with special rights
  9.   An article of clothing covering the person an outer garment a vestment a dress a vesture a robe
  10.   Any outer covering array garb
  11.   Specifically a waistcoat or sleeveless body garment for men worn under the coat
  12.   To clothe with or as with a vestment or garment to dress to robe to cover surround or encompass closely
  13.   To invest to put as to vest money in goods land or houses
  14.   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
  15.   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
  16.   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
  17.   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
  18.   A waistcoat a man's sleeveless body garment worn beneath the coat a woven or knitted undershirt an ornamental insertion in the front of a woman's waist
  19.   To dress in or as in a garment hence to encircle or surround to clothe with authority or power followed by with to put into the care of another with in as the control of the city is vested in its officials
  20.   To be fixed to pass or take effect as a title to property etc with in
  21.   That which is put on as dress a garment a waistcoat
  22.   To clothe to invest law to give fixed right of possession
  23.   To descend or to take effect as a right
  24.   A garment waistcoat
  25.   To clothe invest
  26.   To come or descend as a right
  27.   To endow as with authority invest
  28.   To confer ownership of
  29.   To put on vestments
  30.   To take effect as a title
  31.   A short sleeveless jacket waist coat vesture
  32.   An outer garment a waistcoat or body garment without sleeves worn under the coat dress
  33.   To clothe to cover surround or encompass closely to dress to clothe with a long garment to invest to convert into another species of property to give an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment
  34.   To come or descend to to take effect To vest with to furnish or invest with To vest in to put in possession of
  35.   A garment around the waist a waistcoat
  36.   To clothe to cover or encompass closely in law to put or place in possession of to furnish with to invest to take effect as a title or right

Quotes of vest

  1. He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest – Walter Benjamin
  2. In Rio Bravo when Duke makes love to Feathers the scene dissolves to the next morning where we see him putting on his vest and almost humming It was subtle but you knew what happened Give me a towel and some blankets any day – Angie Dickinson
  3. And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi that numbers confer unlimited rights that they take from some persons all rights over themselves and vest these rights in others – Auberon Herbert
  4. There is no bullet -proof vest in my size – Ariel Sharon
  5. When I first started the show I was known as the 'cop nerd I was in the 9th Precinct in the East Village every day I'd be at work wearing a fake bulletproof vest with foam in it then I'd leave and put on a real one to ride around with these guys – Jason Wiles

Usage examples for vest

  1. “ Phil promptly threw off his coat and vest – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  2. “ I had described my own country vest for lads to Youwarkee and she formed a tolerable idea of it but we had no tackle to alter anything with – Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) by Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen
  3. Before my uncle could throw off his dressing gown it was of a large flower pattern and don his coat and vest his visitors were already in the room – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  4. Meeker laughed stretched and slipped his thumbs in the arm holes of his vest watching the Bar 20 foreman ride away – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  5. He then took up his vest – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  6. All his college cronies knew that the idol of his heart was Katy whose daguerreotype he carried in the inside pocket of his vest and whose letters he looked for with the eagerness of a lover – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  7. “ I remember asking one of the great officers of the court who wore a silken vest beautifully embroidered if it was the work of his lady but the supposition that his wife should condescend to use her needle seemed to give him offence – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  8. 3 He either wore his coat or a sort of vest – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. They entered a room where a man was seated at a table with coat and vest thrown off and his hat set well back on his head – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  10. He had my vest and trousers over his arm – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  11. Now he's got the town of Vegas in his inside vest pocket the lawyers and judges and all and do you think for a minute he's going to let me come back and take away those four hundred thousand shares – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  12. And Johnny Chuck's stout claws were ripping his red coat and white vest and Johnny Chuck's sharp teeth were gripping him so that they could not be shaken loose – Mother West Wind's Children by Thornton W. Burgess
  13. If by any chance she should go on with a career she certainly would have to make him change that vest – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  14. “ There's a match box in my vest – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  15. He had two thousand dollars of the money from that vault in his vest pocket at that moment – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  16. “ I slipped it safely and secretly into my vest – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  17. At this Jake took a piece of paper from his vest pocket and handed it to Racey ” – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  18. In the same manner a legacy to an unmarried woman will vest in her husband after marriage unless a settlement of it is made on her before marriage – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  19. From the closet she collected her riding boots and a vest – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. He removed coat vest and Tom Hicks' broad brimmed hat which he still affected – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes

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