(noun, verb)


1. a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

Similar word(s): waistcoat

Definition categories: man–made, garment

2. a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

Similar word(s): singlet, undershirt

Definition categories: man–made, undergarment, unmentionable


1. provide with power and authority

- They vested the council with special rights

Similar word(s): enthrone, invest

Definition categories: social, instal, install

2. place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

- She vested her vast fortune in her two sons

Definition categories: possession, give

3. become legally vested

- The property vests in the trustees

Definition categories: possession

4. clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

Definition categories: body, dress

5. clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

Similar word(s): robe

Definition categories: body, apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog

Sentences with vest as a verb:

- to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death

- The power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.

- to vest money in goods, land, or houses

- My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.