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 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. To be fixed; to pass or take effect, as a title to property, etc.: with in.
  20. That which is put on as dress: a garment: a waistcoat.
  21. To clothe: to invest: ( law) to give fixed right of possession.
  22. To descend or to take effect, as a right.
  23. A garment; waistcoat.
  24. To clothe; invest.
  25. To come or descend, as a right.
  26. To endow as with authority; invest.
  27. To confer ownership of.
  28. To put on vestments.
  29. To take effect, as a title.
  30. A short sleeveless jacket; waist coat; vesture.
  31. An outer garment; a waistcoat or body garment, without sleeves, worn under the coat; dress.
  32. 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.
  33. To come or descend to; to take effect. To vest with, to furnish or invest with. To vest in, to put in possession of.
  34. A garment around the waist; a waistcoat.
  35. 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.

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