everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees.
any such covering, as grass or wheat.
something that covers like a garment; covering.
Archaic. to clothe or cover.
- ves·tur·al, adjective
- non·ves·ture, noun
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How to use vesture in a sentence
Wrapped in their fiery vesture and shroud of flame, they yet exulted in their glorious victory.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
At the moment of the Revolution everyone, according to his aspirations, dressed the new belief in a different rational vesture.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
They have to hope: they have to believe that as a vesture they shall be changed, and that the new will be better than the old.Non-combatants and Others | Rose Macaulay
He was looking through and beyond them, at the vesture, ragged and soaked with blood, which so indubitably wanted changing.Non-combatants and Others | Rose Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for vesture
archaic a garment or something that seems like a garment: a vesture of cloud
everything except trees that grows on the land
a product of the land, such as grass, wheat, etc
(tr) archaic to clothe
- vestural, adjective
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