[ ves-cher ]
/ ˈvɛs tʃər /


  1. everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees.
  2. any such covering, as grass or wheat.
  1. clothing; garments.
  2. something that covers like a garment; covering.

verb (used with object), ves·tured, ves·tur·ing.

Archaic. to clothe or cover.

Origin of vesture

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French vesteure < Vulgar Latin *vestītūra, equivalent to Latin vestīt(us), past participle of vestīre (see vest) + -ūra -ure

Related forms

ves·tur·al, adjectivenon·ves·ture, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vesture


/ (ˈvɛstʃə) /


archaic a garment or something that seems like a garmenta vesture of cloud
  1. everything except trees that grows on the land
  2. a product of the land, such as grass, wheat, etc


(tr) archaic to clothe

Derived Forms

vestural, adjective

Word Origin for vesture

C14: from Old French, from vestir, from Latin vestīre, from vestis clothing
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