from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Clothing; apparel.
- n. Something that covers or cloaks: hills in a vesture of mist.
- transitive v. To cover with vesture; clothe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A covering of or like clothing.
- v. To clothe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope.
- n. The corn, grass, underwood, stubble, etc., with which land was covered.
- n. Seizin; possession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Garments in general; especially, the dress or costume worn at one time by any person.
- n. That which invests or covers; covering generally; envelop; integument.
- n. In old law: All, except trees, that grows on or forms the covering of land: as, the vesture of an acre.
- n. Investiture; seizin; possession.
- To put vesture or clothing on; clothe; robe; vest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that covers or cloaks like a garment
- n. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
- v. provide or cover with a cloak
Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *vestītūra, from Latin vestītus, past participle of vestīre, to clothe, from vestis, garment; see vest.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old French vesteure, from Vulgar Latin *vestitura ("clothing"), from Latin vestitus, past participle of vestio ("to clothe"), from vestis ("garment"). (Wiktionary)