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ves·tige

 (vĕs′tĭj)
n.
1. A visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more: a building that is the area's last vestige of its colonial era.
2. Biology A rudimentary or degenerate, usually nonfunctioning, structure that is the remnant of an organ or part that was fully developed or functioning in a preceding generation or an earlier stage of development.

[French, from Old French, from Latin vestīgium.]

vestige

(ˈvɛstɪdʒ)
n
1. a small trace, mark, or amount; hint: a vestige of truth; no vestige of the meal.
2. (Biology) biology an organ or part of an organism that is a small nonfunctioning remnant of a functional organ in an ancestor
[C17: via French from Latin vestīgium track]

ves•tige

(ˈvɛs tɪdʒ)

n.
1. a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence.
2. a very slight trace or amount of something: the last vestige of hope.
3. a degenerate or imperfectly developed biological structure that performed a useful function at an earlier stage in the development of the individual or evolution of the species.
[1535–45; < Middle French < Latin vestīgium footprint]
ves•tig•i•al (vɛˈstɪdʒ i əl, -ˈstɪdʒ əl) adj.
ves•tig′i•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vestige - an indication that something has been presentvestige - an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
footprint - a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important; "the footprints of an earlier civilization"
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

vestige

noun
1. remnant, remains, trace, relic, track, token, remainder, residue the last vestiges of a great and ancient kingdom
2. trace, sign, hint, scrap, evidence, indication, suspicion, glimmer She had lost every vestige of her puppy fat.

vestige

noun
A mark or remnant that indicates the former presence of something:
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vestige

[ˈvestɪdʒ] N
1. (= trace) → vestigio m, rastro m
not a vestige of it remainsno queda rastro de ello, de ello no queda ni el menor vestigio
without a vestige of decencysin la menor decencia
if there is a vestige of doubtsi hay una sombra de duda
a vestige of truthun elemento or un tanto de verdad
2. (Bio) → rudimento m

vestige

[ˈvɛstɪdʒ] nvestige mvest pocket n (US)poche f de gilet

vestige

n
Spur f; the vestige of a moustache (Brit) or mustache (US) → der Anflug eines Schnurrbarts; there is not a vestige of truth in what he sayses ist kein Körnchen Wahrheit an dem, was er sagt
(Anat) → Rudiment nt

vestige

[ˈvɛstɪdʒ] nvestigio
the last vestiges of → le ultime vestigia di

ves·tige

n. vestigio, resto de una estructura que en una etapa previa de la especie o el embrión, tuvo un desarrollo completo.
References in classic literature ?
As she came walking in, looking very tired but as composed as ever, she observed that every vestige of the unfortunate fete had disappeared, except a suspicious pucker about the corners of Jo's mouth.
The lightning is not quicker than was the flame from the rifle of Hawkeye; the limbs of the victim trembled and contracted, the head fell to the bosom, and the body parted the foaming waters like lead, when the element closed above it, in its ceaseless velocity, and every vestige of the unhappy Huron was lost forever.
A baker's cart had already rattled through the street, chasing away the latest vestige of night's sanctity with the jingle-jangle of its dissonant bells.
Deeper it goes, and deeper into the wilderness, less plainly to be seen at every step; until some few miles hence the yellow leaves will show no vestige of the white man's tread.
Furthermore, you are now to consider that only in the extreme, lower, backward sloping part of the front of the head, is there the slightest vestige of bone; and not till you get near twenty feet from the forehead do you come to the full cranial development.
The whole front of it was covered by a large scarlet bignonia and a native multiflora rose, which, entwisting and interlacing, left scarce a vestige of the rough logs to be seen.
There is no house outside the wall on the whole hill, or any vestige of a former house; all the houses are inside the wall, but there isn't room for another one.
He was ill at ease Dawson's Landing was behind him; then he said to himself, "All the detectives on earth couldn't trace me now; there's not a vestige of a clue left in the world; that homicide will take its place with the permanent mysteries, and people won't get done trying to guess out the secret of it for fifty years.
There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
She had left Thornfield Hall in the night; every research after her course had been vain: the country had been scoured far and wide; no vestige of information could be gathered respecting her.
Not much,' I answered: not a morsel, I thought, surveying with regret the white complexion and slim frame of my companion, and his large languid eyes - his mother's eyes, save that, unless a morbid touchiness kindled them a moment, they had not a vestige of her sparkling spirit.
Not the vestige of a blush varied the sallow monotony of his complexion; the smile wreathed his curly lips as pleasantly as ever his party-colored eyes twinkled at Magdalen with the self-enjoying frankness of a naturally harmless man.