[ ves-ting ]
/ ˈvɛs tɪŋ /


cloth that is usually of medium or heavy weight and has figures or ridges, as piqué, jacquard, dobby silk, or Bedford cord, originally used for decorative vests and now also for a variety of other garments.
the granting to an eligible employee of the right to specified pension benefits, regardless of discontinued employment status, usually after a fixed period of employment.

Origin of vesting

1805–15; vest (noun) + -ing1

Related forms

non·vest·ing, adjective, noun

Definition for vesting (2 of 2)


[ vest ]
/ vɛst /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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 forms

vest·less, adjectivevest·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vesting


/ (vɛst) /



Derived Forms

vestless, adjectivevestlike, adjective

Word Origin for vest

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