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Meaning & Definition of Vest in English

English

Vest

/vɛst/

noun

1. A man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

    synonym:
  • vest
  • ,
  • waistcoat

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

    synonym:
  • singlet
  • ,
  • vest
  • ,
  • undershirt

verb

1. Provide with power and authority

  • "They vested the council with special rights"
    synonym:
  • invest
  • ,
  • vest
  • ,
  • enthrone

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"
    synonym:
  • vest

3. Become legally vested

  • "The property vests in the trustees"
    synonym:
  • vest

4. Clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

    synonym:
  • vest

5. Clothe formally

  • Especially in ecclesiastical robes
    synonym:
  • vest
  • ,
  • robe