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In British English, a vest is a piece of clothing that you wear on the top half of your body underneath a shirt, blouse, or dress in order to keep warm.
In American English, a piece of clothing like this is called an undershirt.
In American English, a vest is a piece of clothing with buttons and no sleeves, which a man wears over his shirt and under his jacket. In British English, a piece of clothing like this is called a waistcoat.
In both British and American English, a vest is a piece of clothing that you wear on the top part of your body for a particular purpose.
Past participle: vested
|Noun||1.||vest - a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat|
bulletproof vest - a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
three-piece suit - a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers
|2.||vest - a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body|
|Verb||1.||vest - provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights"|
instal, install - put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election"
ordain - invest with ministerial or priestly authority; "The minister was ordained only last month"
|2.||vest - place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons; "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"|
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
vest - become legally vested; "The property vests in the trustees"
|3.||vest - become legally vested; "The property vests in the trustees"|
change hands, change owners - be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year"
vest - place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons; "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"
|4.||vest - clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments|
dress, dress up - dress in a certain manner; "She dresses in the latest Paris fashion"; "he dressed up in a suit and tie"
|5.||vest - clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes|
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
vest - clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
vest2 [vest] VT to vest sb with sth → investir a algn de algo
to vest rights/authority in sb → conferir or conceder derechos/autoridad a algn
by the authority vested in me → en virtud de la autoridad que se me ha concedido
to vest property in sb → ceder una propiedad a algn, hacer a algn titular de una propiedad
to be vested with sth → être investi(e) de qch
vested in sb
Parliament voted to strip him of the powers vested in him → Le Parlement a voté pour lui retirer les pouvoirs dont il a été investi.
to be invested in sb
All authority was vested in her → Elle était investie d'une autorité absolue.vested interest [ˈvɛstɪd]