1. [ verb ] (government) provide with power and authority
Synonyms: enthrone invest

"They vested the council with special rights"

Related terms: divest install crown ordain ordain enthrone ordain coronation
2. [ noun ] (clothing) a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
Synonyms: waistcoat
Related terms: garment bulletproof_vest suit three-piece_suit
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2776
4. [ verb ] (clothing) clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
Related terms: dress
5. [ verb ] place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons

"She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"

Related terms: confer
6. [ verb ] become legally vested

"The property vests in the trustees"

Related terms: change_hands
7. [ verb ] (clothing) clothe formally; esp. in ecclesiastical robes
Synonyms: robe
Related terms: dress gown vestment
8. [ noun ] (clothing) a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
Synonyms: undershirt singlet
Related terms: undergarment
Similar spelling:   Vesta