- 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.
- Archaic. to clothe or cover.
Origin of vesture
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Examples from the Web for vesture
And over herself she dropped a vesture of joy to greet him when he should step forth.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
To one side of it the farms lay, brown and gold in their autumn vesture.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
All that he does and brings to pass is the vesture of a book.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
All that he does, and brings to pass, is the vesture of a Thought.
They differ widely in vesture; yet look at them intrinsically.
- archaic a garment or something that seems like a garmenta 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
C14: from Old French, from vestir, from Latin vestīre, from vestis clothing
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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).
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