Vest
Vest Vest, n. [L. vestis a garment, vesture; akin to Goth. wasti, and E. wear: cf. F. veste. See {Wear} to carry on the person, and cf. {Divest}, {Invest}, {Travesty}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe. [1913 Webster]

In state attended by her maiden train, Who bore the vests that holy rites require. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Any outer covering; array; garb. [1913 Webster]

Not seldom clothed in radiant vest Deceitfully goes forth the morn. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Garment; vesture; dress; robe; vestment; waistcoat.

Usage: {Vest}, {Waistcoat}. In England, the original word waistcoat is generally used for the body garment worn over the shirt and immediately under the coat. In the United States this garment is commonly called a vest, and the waistcoat is often improperly given to an under-garment. [1913 Webster]


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