- everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees.
- any such covering, as grass or wheat.
- clothing; garments.
- something that covers like a garment; covering.
verb (used with object), ves·tured, ves·tur·ing.
Origin of vesture
Examples from the Web for vesture
The vesture dropped from her hand, and hung downward from her belt, leaving her form bared to the waist.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
They will be folded up as a vesture, and they "shall be changed."Among the Forces|Henry White Warren
Face and vesture alike revealed to the sharp eye of the Italian the woe underneath.Dr. Sevier|George W. Cable
And knowest thou no Prophet, even in the vesture, environment, and dialect of this age?
That must be put off—changed as a vesture—by the risen and reunited body and soul.William Blake|Algernon Charles Swinburne
British Dictionary definitions for vesture
- everything except trees that grows on the land
- a product of the land, such as grass, wheat, etc
Word Origin for vesture
Word Origin and History for vesture
c.1300, from Anglo-French and Old French vesture, from Vulgar Latin *vestitura "vestments, clothing," from Latin vestivus, past participle of vestire "to clothe" (see wear).