Origin of vested
- a close-fitting, waist-length, sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, designed to be worn under a jacket.
- a part or trimming simulating the front of such a garment; vestee.Compare dickey1(def 1).
- a waist-length garment worn for protective purposes: a bulletproof vest.
- a sleeveless, waist- or hip-length garment made of various materials, with a front opening usually secured by buttons, a zipper, or the like, worn over a shirt, blouse, dress, or other article for style or warmth: a sweater vest; a down vest.
- British. an undervest or undershirt.
- a long garment resembling a cassock, worn by men in the time of Charles II.
- dress; apparel.
- an outer garment, robe, or gown.
- an ecclesiastical vestment.
- to clothe; dress; robe.
- to dress in ecclesiastical vestments: to vest a bishop.
- to cover or drape (an altar).
- to place or settle (something, especially property, rights, powers, etc.) in the possession or control of someone (usually followed by in): to vest authority in a new official.
- to invest or endow (a person, group, committee, etc.) with something, as powers, functions, or rights: to vest the board with power to increase production; to vest an employee with full benefits in the pension plan.
- play it close to the vest, Informal. to avoid taking unnecessary risks.
Origin of vest
Examples from the Web for vested
Surely, for anyone with a vested interest in science, reason, and the idea of secular politics, this is deeply depressing news.Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
November 28, 2014
Sure, Hooters may have a vested financial interests in breasts—or rather, a very specific type of breast.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon
October 16, 2014
Likewise, local pro-China Hongkongers with vested economic interests could have taken part.Hong Kong’s Triads Attack Protestors
October 4, 2014
“[Patients] have a vested interest in seeing the product developed,” he says.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
State governments have vested interests in wanting it this way.Disunited and Without States
January 4, 2014
Where the authority is vested in a board, that board is usually appointed by the governor.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
You have no vested interest to be imperilled by anything that I do.'Lord Kilgobbin
“They are the monied land-owners, the vested interests,” he put in.The Spoilers of the Valley
Bessie is just awake, and has come out to survey her vested belongings.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
Matters from the smallest to the greatest were vested in the local power.
- property law having a present right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of propertyCompare contingent
- an undergarment covering the body from the shoulders to the hips, made of cotton, nylon, etcUS and Canadian equivalent: T-shirt, undershirt Austral equivalent: singlet
- a similar sleeveless garment worn as outerwearAustral equivalent: singlet
- US, Canadian and Australian a man's sleeveless waistlength garment worn under a suit jacket, usually buttoning up the frontAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): waistcoat
- obsolete any form of dress, esp a long robe
- (tr foll by in) to place or settle (power, rights, etc, in)power was vested in the committee
- (tr foll by with) to bestow or confer (on)the company was vested with authority
- (usually foll by in) to confer (a right, title, property, etc, upon) or (of a right, title, etc) to pass (to) or devolve (upon)
- (tr) to clothe or array
- (intr) to put on clothes, ecclesiastical vestments, etc
Word Origin and History for vested
"established, secured, settled," 1766, past participle adjective from vest (v.).
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]