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vest


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vest  \Vest\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vested};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Vesting}.]  [Cf.  L.  vestire,  vestitum  OF  vestir,  F. 
  v[^e]tir.  See  {Vest},  n.] 
  1.  To  clothe  with  or  as  with  a  vestment,  or  garment;  to 
  dress;  to  robe;  to  cover,  surround,  or  encompass  closely. 
 
  Came  vested  all  in  white,  pure  as  her  mind. 
  --Milton. 
 
  With  ether  vested,  and  a  purple  sky.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Had  I  been  vested  with  the  monarch's  power.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Empire  and  dominion  was  [were]  vested  in  him 
  --Locke. 
 
  4.  To  invest;  to  put  as  to  vest  money  in  goods,  land,  or 
  houses.  [R.] 
 
  5.  (Law)  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.  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vest  \Vest\,  n.  [L.  vestis  a  garment,  vesture;  akin  to  Goth. 
  wasti,  and  E.  wear:  cf  F.  veste.  See  {Wear}  to  carry  on  the 
  person,  and  cf  {Divest},  {Invest},  {Travesty}.] 
  1.  An  article  of  clothing  covering  the  person;  an  outer 
  garment;  a  vestment;  a  dress;  a  vesture;  a  robe. 
 
  In  state  attended  by  her  maiden  train,  Who  bore  the 
  vests  that  holy  rites  require.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Any  outer  covering;  array;  garb. 
 
  Not  seldom  clothed  in  radiant  vest  Deceitfully  goes 
  forth  the  morn.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  Specifically,  a  waistcoat,  or  sleeveless  body  garment,  for 
  men,  worn  under  the  coat. 
 
  Syn:  Garment;  vesture;  dress;  robe;  vestment;  waistcoat. 
 
  Usage:  {Vest},  {Waistcoat}.  In  England,  the  original  word 
  waistcoat  is  generally  used  for  the  body  garment  worn 
  over  the  shirt  and  immediately  under  the  coat.  In  the 
  United  States  this  garment  is  commonly  called  a  vest, 
  and  the  waistcoat  is  often  improperly  given  to  an 
  under-garment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vest  \Vest\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vest 
  n  1:  a  man's  sleeveless  garment  worn  underneath  a  coat  [syn:  {waistcoat}] 
  2:  a  collarless  men's  undergarment  for  the  upper  part  of  the 
  body  [syn:  {singlet},  {undershirt}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  power  and  authority  [syn:  {invest},  {enthrone}] 
  [ant:  {divest}] 
  2:  clothe  formally;  esp.  in  ecclesiastical  robes  [syn:  {robe}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Vest,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41772 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  VEST 
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