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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 ?
He had bought a large map representing the sea, Without the least vestige of land: And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be A map they could all understand.
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.
There remains to-day but a very imperceptible vestige of the Place de Grève, such as it existed then; it consists in the charming little turret, which occupies the angle north of the Place, and which, already enshrouded in the ignoble plaster which fills with paste the delicate lines of its sculpture, would soon have disappeared, perhaps submerged by that flood of new houses which so rapidly devours all the ancient façades of Paris.
and the old man licked his thin lips as though to taste the last sweet vestige of some dainty morsel.
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.
He was always seen in a maroon-colored coat with gilt buttons, half-tight breeches of poult-de-soie with gold buckles, a white waistcoat without embroidery, and a tight cravat showing no shirt-collar,--a last vestige of the old French costume which he did not renounce, perhaps, because it enabled him to show a neck like that of the sleekest abbe.
Not more than three hours have passed since that time; and, see for yourself, not a vestige of the writing remains.
The garden, with its golden apples (oranges), is gone now--no vestige of it remains.
In the middle of the floor lay a skeleton, every vestige of flesh gone from the bones to which still clung the mildewed and moldered remnants of what had once been clothing.
Sloughed from him was the last vestige of artificial caste--once again he was the primeval hunter--the first man--the highest caste type of the human race.
Should you wish your daughter to despise you - or, at least, to feel no vestige of respect for you, and no affection but what is mingled with the bitterest regret?
Only ragged vestiges of glass remained in its windows, and great sheets of the green facing had fallen away from the corroded metallic framework.