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VEST, n. [L. vestis, a coat or garment; vestio, to cover or clothe.]

1. An outer garment.

Over his lucid arms a military vest of purple flow'd.

2. In common speech, a man's under garment; a short garment covering the body, but without sleeves, worn under the coat; called also waistcoat.

VEST, v.t.

1. To clothe; to cover, surround or encompass closely.

With ether vested and a purple sky.

2. To dress; to clothe with a long garment; as the vested priest.

To vest with, to clothe; to furnish with; to invest with; as, to vest a man with authority; to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death; to vest one with the right of seizing slave ships.

Had I been vested with the monarch's pow'r.

To vest in, to put in possession of; to furnish with; to clothe with. The supreme executive power in England is vested in the king; in the United States, it is vested in the president.

2. To clothe with another form; to convert into another substance or species of property; as, to vest money in goods; to vest money in land or houses; to vest money in bank stock, or in six per cent stock; to vest all one's property in the public funds.

VEST, v.i. To come or descend to; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right. Upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.




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VEST, n. [L. vestis, a coat or garment; vestio, to cover or clothe.]

1. An outer garment.

Over his lucid arms a military vest of purple flow'd.

2. In common speech, a man's under garment; a short garment covering the body, but without sleeves, worn under the coat; called also waistcoat.

VEST, v.t.

1. To clothe; to cover, surround or encompass closely.

With ether vested and a purple sky.

2. To dress; to clothe with a long garment; as the vested priest.

To vest with, to clothe; to furnish with; to invest with; as, to vest a man with authority; to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death; to vest one with the right of seizing slave ships.

Had I been vested with the monarch's pow'r.

To vest in, to put in possession of; to furnish with; to clothe with. The supreme executive power in England is vested in the king; in the United States, it is vested in the president.

2. To clothe with another form; to convert into another substance or species of property; as, to vest money in goods; to vest money in land or houses; to vest money in bank stock, or in six per cent stock; to vest all one's property in the public funds.

VEST, v.i. To come or descend to; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right. Upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.


VEST, n. [Fr. veste; It. vesta; L. vestis, a coat or garment; vestio, to cover or clothe, Goth. vestyan; W. gwisg.]

  1. An outer garment. Over his lucid arms / A military vest of purple flow'd. – Milton.
  2. In common speech, a man's under garment; a short garment covering the body, but without sleeves, worn under the coat; called also waistcoat.

VEST, v.i.

To come or descend to; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right. Upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.


VEST, v.t.

  1. To clothe; to cover, surround or encompass closely. With ether vested and a purple sky. – Dryden.
  2. To dress; to clothe with a long garment; as, the vested priest. Milton. To vest with, to clothe; to furnish with; to invest with; as to vest a man with authority; to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death; to vest one with the right of seizing slave-ships. Had I been vested with the monarch's pow'r. – Prior. To vest in, to put in possession of; to furnish with; to clothe with. The supreme executive power in England is vested in the king; in the United States, it is vested in the president. #2. To clothe with another form; to convert into another substance or species of property; as, to vest money in goods; to vest money in land or houses; to vest money bank stock, or in six percent-stock; to vest all one's property in the public funds.

Vest
  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. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Any outer covering; array; garb.

    Not seldom clothed in radiant vest
    Deceitfully goes forth the morn.
    Wordsworth.

  5. 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.

  6. Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.

    Syn. -- Garment; vesture; dress; robe; vestment; waistcoat. -- 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.

  7. 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.

  8. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.

    [R.]
  9. 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.
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Vest

VEST, noun [Latin vestis, a coat or garment; vestio, to cover or clothe.]

1. An outer garment.

Over his lucid arms a military vest of purple flow'd.

2. In common speech, a man's under garment; a short garment covering the body, but without sleeves, worn under the coat; called also waistcoat.

VEST, verb transitive

1. To clothe; to cover, surround or encompass closely.

With ether vested and a purple sky.

2. To dress; to clothe with a long garment; as the vested priest.

To vest with, to clothe; to furnish with; to invest with; as, to vest a man with authority; to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death; to vest one with the right of seizing slave ships.

Had I been vested with the monarch's pow'r.

To vest in, to put in possession of; to furnish with; to clothe with. The supreme executive power in England is vested in the king; in the United States, it is vested in the president.

2. To clothe with another form; to convert into another substance or species of property; as, to vest money in goods; to vest money in land or houses; to vest money in bank stock, or in six per cent stock; to vest all one's property in the public funds.

VEST, verb intransitive To come or descend to; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right. Upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.

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