vest

[ vest ]
/ vɛst /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. vespine,
  2. vespucci,
  3. vespucci, amerigo,
  4. vessel,
  5. vessel element,
  6. vest-pocket,
  7. vest-pocket park,
  8. vesta,
  9. vestal,
  10. vestal virgin

Idioms

    play it close to the vest, Informal. to avoid taking unnecessary risks.

Origin of vest

1375–1425; (noun) late Middle English < Italian veste robe, dress < Latin vestis garment; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French vestir < Latin vestīre to clothe, derivative of vestis; akin to wear

Related formsvest·less, adjectivevest·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for vest

vest

/ (vɛst) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsvestless, adjectivevestlike, adjective

Word Origin for vest

C15: from Old French vestir to clothe, from Latin vestīre, from vestis clothing

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