- dress; apparel.
- an outer garment, robe, or gown.
- an ecclesiastical vestment.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- vespucci, amerigo,
- vessel element,
- vest-pocket park,
- vestal virgin
Origin of vest
Examples from the Web for vest
The news reports quoted him as saying he wore the vest to celebrate Sunday Mass in Apatzingán.
I pressed the dime-sized rubber button on my vest, which was linked to my radio.
To date, Gowdy has played his cards close to the vest as to what the committee will actually investigate.
In the photo, Sherman stands, dressed in an elaborate embroidered velvet frock coat and vest from the late eighteenth century.
Some reports said she had been captured in the vest and others said Zahir had fled with it.Ten-year-old Afghan Girl Attempts Failed Suicide Attack|The Telegraph|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He snatched them up with his left hand, and slipped them inside his vest.File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau
A giant Irishman was standing there, with shirt collar and vest unbuttoned, and no coat on.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And I was completely won when I donned it; it was like a vest of silk.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
One of Alfred's tormentors lay upon the floor, his face and vest literally covered with salad and other cold lunch.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
From a vest pocket he drew a little silver case, identical with that he had found in the desk up-town.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
Word Origin for vest
early 15c., "to put in possession of a person," from Middle French vestir, from Medieval Latin vestire "to put into possession, to invest," from Latin vestire "to clothe," related to vestis "garment, clothing," from PIE *wes- "to clothe" (see wear). Related: Vested; vesting.
1610s, "loose outer garment" (worn by men in Eastern countries or in ancient times), from French veste, from Italian vesta, veste "robe, gown," from Latin vestis, from vestire "to clothe" (see vest (v.)). The sleeveless garment worn by men beneath the coat was introduced by Charles II.
The King hath yesterday, in Council, declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes .... It will be a vest, I know not well how; but it is to teach the nobility thrift. [Pepys, "Diary," Oct. 8, 1666]