1 a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat [syn: waistcoat]
1 provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights" [syn: invest, enthrone] [ant: divest]
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"
3 become legally vested; "The property vests in the trustees"
4 clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
5 clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes [syn: robe]
- Rhymes: -ɛst
garment worn under a shirt
garment worn over a shirt
- (commonly used of financial arrangements) To become vested, to become permanent.
- My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.
- 2005, Kaye A. Thomas, Consider Your Options, page 104
- If you doubt that you'll stick around at the company long enough for your options to vest, you should discount the value for that uncertainty as well.
EtymologyFrom a Germanic language
A vest is a type of collarless sleeveless upper-body garment. There are a variety of similar garments that can be referred to as vests, but may go by other names in different regions. Vests typically fall into two broad categories:
EtymologyThe term vest derives from French veste, Italian vesta, veste "robe, gown," and Latin vestis, from vestire "to clothe". The sleeveless garment worn by men beneath the coat may have been introduced by King Charles II of England; a diary entry from October 8, 1666, written by Samuel Pepys states, "The King hath yesterday, in Council, declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes .... It will be a vest, I know not well how; but it is to teach the nobility thrift."
Sleeveless shirtKnown as an undershirt in the US, vest in the UK and many commonwealth countries or singlet in Australia, this garment is typically a sleeveless T-shirt, often (but not exclusively) used as an undergarment.
Sleeveless jacketThe garment known as a waistcoat in the UK and many commonwealth countries and as vest in North America, is a sleeveless jacket or coat. It is often worn as part of formal attire, as the third piece of the three-piece suit.
A form of this garment, sometimes known as a sports vest, is worn as an outer garment, usually in association with outdoor activities. The padded vest is popular apparel for hunting, commonly known as a hunting vest. Another common variant is the fishing vest which carries a profusion of external pockets for carrying fishing tackle.
Other varietiesOther garments called vests include:
- Pullovers, also known as sweater vests or tanktops. Tanktop also refers to a type of sleveless shirt.
- The Baniyan, an indian garment commonly called vest in Indian English.
- The jerkin was an ancient form of leather vest; a modern form was issued by the British Army and other Commonwealth militaries as winter clothing in the First World War and again in the Second World War.
vest in Danish: Vest (tøj)
vest in German: Weste
vest in Spanish: Chaleco
vest in French: Gilet
vest in Dutch: Vest
vest in Norwegian Nynorsk: Klesplagget vest
vest in Portuguese: Colete
vest in Slovenian: Brezrokavnik
vest in Swedish: Väst (plagg)
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