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VEST (vest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vest mean? 

VEST (noun)
  The noun VEST has 2 senses:

1. a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
2. a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

  Familiarity information: VEST used as a noun is rare.


VEST (verb)
  The verb VEST has 5 senses:

1. provide with power and authority
2. place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
3. become legally vested
4. clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
5. clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

  Familiarity information: VEST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


VEST (noun)


Sense 1vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

vest; waistcoat

Hypernyms ("vest" is a kind of...):

garment (an article of clothing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vest"):

bulletproof vest (a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet)

Holonyms ("vest" is a part of...):

three-piece suit (a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers)


Sense 2vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

singlet; undershirt; vest

Hypernyms ("vest" is a kind of...):

undergarment; unmentionable (a garment worn under other garments)


VEST (verb)


Sense 1vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with power and authority

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

enthrone; vest; invest

Context example:

They vested the council with special rights

Hypernyms (to "vest" is one way to...):

install (put into an office or a position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vest"):

consecrate; ordain; order; ordinate (appoint to a clerical posts)

coronate; crown (invest with regal power; enthrone)

enthrone; throne (put a monarch on the throne)

ordain (invest with ministerial or priestly authority)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

She vested her vast fortune in her two sons

Hypernyms (to "vest" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become legally vested

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The property vests in the trustees

Hypernyms (to "vest" is one way to...):

change hands; change owners (be transferred to another owner)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 4vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "vest" is one way to...):

dress; dress up (dress in a certain manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 5vest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

robe; vest

Hypernyms (to "vest" is one way to...):

apparel; clothe; dress; enclothe; fit out; garb; garment; habilitate; raiment; tog (provide with clothes or put clothes on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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