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Definition of "vest" []

  • A sleeveless garment, often having buttons down the front, worn usually over a shirt or blouse and sometimes as part of a three-piece suit. (noun)
  • A waist-length, sleeveless garment worn for protection: a warm down vest; a bulletproof vest. (noun)
  • A fabric trim worn to fill in the neckline of a woman's garment; a vestee. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An undershirt. (noun)
  • Archaic Clothing; raiment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vest" in a sentence
  • "The term vest is significant in the law, because it means that a person has an absolute right to some present or future interest in something of value."
  • "I think PiT's suggestion about a vest is a god one."
  • "In contrast to my take, KC thinks that the vest is a nice subtle touch to show that Corrigan is a man out of time, originally a 40s character."