adjective see vest II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vestlike — adjective Resembling a vest …   Wiktionary

  • vestlike — adj. resembling a vest, similar to a vest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vestlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a vest …   Useful english dictionary

  • vest — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French vestir to clothe, invest, vest, from Latin vestire to clothe, from vestis clothing, garment more at wear Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to place or give into the possession or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • MaeWest — Mae West (māʹ wĕstʹ) n. An inflatable, vestlike life preserver.   [After West, Mae(from its resemblance to her curvaceous torso).] * * * …   Universalium

  • rabat — rabat1 /rab ee, reuh bat /, n. Eccles. a sleeveless, backless, vestlike garment extending to the waist, worn by a cleric beneath the clerical collar, esp. in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. Also called rabbi. [1860 65; < MF; see… …   Universalium

  • vest — vestless, adj. vestlike, adj. /vest/, n. 1. a close fitting, waist length, sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, designed to be worn under a jacket. 2. a part or trimming simulating the front of such a garment; vestee. Cf. dickey1 (def …   Universalium

  • bulletproof vest — vest or vestlike garment which bullets cannot penetrate (often worn by officers of the law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vestee — vest•ee [[t]vɛˈsti[/t]] n. clo a decorative, vestlike front piece worn under a woman s jacket • Etymology: 1905–10; vest (n.) + ee, sp. var. of y II …   From formal English to slang

  • flak jacket — n. a vestlike, bulletproof jacket worn as by soldiers …   English World dictionary

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