Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to clothes.
  • n. A dressing room, cloakroom, or vestry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dressing room or storeroom for clothes, especially in a church or other religious house.
  • adj. Pertaining to clothes or clothing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wardrobe; a robing room; a vestry.
  • adj. Pertaining to clothes, or vestments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to costume or dress.
  • n. A room or place for the keeping of vestments, garments, or clothes; a wardrobe.
  • n. Garb; clothing.
  • n. A vestibule; a place of entrance; a court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to clothing (especially vestments)

Etymologies

Latin vestiārius, from vestis, garment; see vest. N., from Middle English vestiarie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin vestiārium, from Latin, wardrobe, from neuter of vestiārius, of clothes.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French vestiarie, from Latin vestiarium, from vestis ("clothing"). (Wiktionary)
From Latin vestiarius, from vestis as Etymology 1, above. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They moved from vestiary to antechamber, copy room to meditation hall, breaking down doors when they found them locked.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • After, barbered, powdered and perfumed, he passed to his vestiary, where still more acolytes helped him into his ceremonial raiment: robes of Lattakayan satin, be-jeweled breastplate, rings and slippers, and the sapphire tiara that had graced the brow of every Kingpriest since the end of the Three Thrones™ War.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • It wasn™t Ilista™s habit to arrive late to the imperial court, and the First Daughter could hear the buzz of voices as she dressed in her private vestiary.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • Hurriedly she genuflected toward the golden shrine in the vestiary™s corner, then parted the curtains and stepped through.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • I hung it in the vestiary and waved goodbye to Henry, who was standing on the chancel steps.

    Incubus

  • Host is carried in solemn procession through the principal streets, attended by the high officers of state, several battalions of each arm of the service in fresh bright uniforms, and a vast array of ecclesiastics in the most gorgeous stoles and chasubles their vestiary contains.

    Castilian Days

  • In these little boxes -- of which the rent is that of a palace -- one would be foolish to look for the space of a vestiary.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 4

  • So he went into the vestiary where the garments were kept and doffing his dress donned a garb which converted him into a Darwaysh.

    Arabian nights. English

  • New taxes, sumptuary taxes, vestiary taxes; _nemo audeat comedere praeter duo fercula cum potagio_; tax on the living, tax on the dead, tax on successions, tax on carriages, tax on paper.

    Napoleon the Little

  • The books of divinity, ecclesiastical history, morsd, philosophy, and such like, to be kept in the closes in the vestiary of the present parish church of Spalding; classical and grammatieen cultivated in this village; and whatever the Digitized byCjOOQlC

    Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F. S. A.

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