vesture

  • 1Vesture — Ves ture (?; 135), n. [OF. vesture, vesteure, F. v[^e]ture, LL. vestitura, from L. vestire to clothe, dress. See {Vest}, v. t., and cf. {Vestiture}.] 1. A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope. Piers… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2vesture — (n.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. vesture, from V.L. *vestitura vestments, clothing, from L. vestivus, pp. of vestire to clothe (see WEAR (Cf. wear)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3vesture — Vesture. s. f. Ceremonie qui se fait ordinairement dans les Convents en donnant l habit à un Religieux ou à une Religieuse. Il a assisté à la vesture d une telle …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4vesture — Vesture, Vestitus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 5vesture — [ves′chər] n. [OFr < VL vestitura < L vestire, to clothe: see VEST] 1. Now Rare a) clothing; garments; apparel b) a covering; wrapper 2. Law everything growing on land except trees, as grass or grain vt. vestured …

    English World dictionary

  • 6vesture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from vestir to clothe more at vest Date: 14th century 1. a. a covering garment (as a robe or vestment) b. clothing, apparel 2. something that covers like a garment II. transitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7vesture — /ˈvɛstʃə/ (say veschuh) Archaic –noun 1. clothing; garments. 2. something that covers like a garment; a covering. –verb (t) (vestured, vesturing) 3. to clothe, as with vesture. {Middle English, from Old French, from vestir clothe, influenced by… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 8vesture — /vestysr/ In old English law, profit of land. How much the vesture of an acre is worth …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9vesture — vestural, adj. /ves cheuhr/, n., v., vestured, vesturing. n. 1. Law. a. everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees. b. any such covering, as grass or wheat. 2. Archaic. a. clothing; garments. b. something that covers …

    Universalium

  • 10vesture — 1. noun A covering of or like clothing. 2. verb To clothe. See Also: vest, vestment …

    Wiktionary

  • 11vesture — ves·ture || vestʃə(r) n. apparel, clothing v. dress, clothe (Archaic) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12vesture — noun literary clothing. Origin ME: from OFr., based on L. vestire clothe …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13vesture — n. 1. Garment, dress, robe, vestment, vest. 2. Clothes, clothing, apparel, covering, attire, habit, garb, costume, habiliment, raiment, dress …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14vesture — ves·ture …

    English syllables

  • 15vesture — ves•ture [[t]ˈvɛs tʃər[/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) law Law. law everything growing on and covering the land, as grass or wheat, with the exception of trees 2) archaic a) clothing; garments b) something that covers like a garment; covering 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16vesture — Clothing. In more frequent use, grass, grain, or other plants which cover the earth. Simpson v Coe, 4 NH 301, 303 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17vesture — n. & v. n. poet. 1 garments, dress. 2 a covering. v.tr. clothe. Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L vestitura (as VEST) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18vesture of land — /vestyar av laend/ A phrase including all things, trees excepted, which grow upon the surface of the land, and clothe it externally …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19Mantle (vesture) — Bishop Mercurius of Zaraisk wearing the episcopal mantle (Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, New York) …

    Wikipedia

  • 20integumental vesture or setae — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Numerous spines or hairs on the epidermis of syrphid larvae, excluding the segmental spines …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology