Definitions of vest

  1. To come or descend to; to take effect. To vest with, to furnish or invest with. To vest in, to put in possession of.
  2. 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.
  3. To clothe: to invest: ( law) to give fixed right of possession.
  4. To clothe; invest.
  5. To endow as with authority; invest.
  6. To confer ownership of.
  7. 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.
  8. To be fixed; to pass or take effect, as a title to property, etc.: with in.
  9. To descend or to take effect, as a right.
  10. To come or descend, as a right.
  11. clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
  12. clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
  13. become legally vested; " The property vests in the trustees"
  14. place ( authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons; " She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"
  15. To put on vestments.
  16. To take effect, as a title.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
  20. Any outer covering; array; garb.
  21. Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
  22. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. That which is put on as dress: a garment: a waistcoat.
  28. A garment; waistcoat.
  29. A short sleeveless jacket; waist coat; vesture.
  30. A garment around the waist; a waistcoat.