Part of speech: verb

To endow as with authority; invest.

Part of speech: verb

To confer ownership of.

Part of speech: verb

To put on vestments.

Part of speech: verb

To take effect, as a title.

Part of speech: noun

A short sleeveless jacket; waist coat; vesture.

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Usage examples "vest":

  1. She silently reached out to him, and he, understanding, took the rings from his vest pocket and dropped them into her open palm. - "The Awakening and Selected Short Stories", Kate Chopin.
  2. Finally, he dropped it carefully into his inside vest pocket, as though it were a rare treasure. - "Guy Garrick", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. In Florida it was too warm to play with either coat or vest, so both were discarded and shirt sleeves rolled up. - "The Complete Golfer [1905]", Harry Vardon.