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Ves·ta

 (vĕs′tə)
n.
1. Roman Mythology The goddess of the hearth, worshiped in a temple containing the sacred fire tended by the vestal virgins.
2. The brightest of the asteroids and the second most massive object in the asteroid belt after the dwarf planet Ceres.

[Latin; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]
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vesta

(ˈvɛstə)
n
a short friction match, usually of wood
[C19: named after the goddess; see Vesta1]

Vesta

(ˈvɛstə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of the hearth and its fire. In her temple a perpetual flame was tended by the vestal virgins. Greek counterpart: Hestia

Vesta

(ˈvɛstə)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest of the four largest asteroids. Diameter: about 530 km (240 miles)
[C19: named after the goddess; see Vesta1]
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Ves•ta

(ˈvɛs tə)

n.
1. the Roman goddess of the hearth: identified with the Greek goddess Hestia.
2. (l.c.) Brit. a short friction match.
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Noun1.Vesta - (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
2.Vesta - the brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered
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Translations

vesta

[ˈvestə] Ncerilla f
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Tratti tipici del nostro artista come il vestire elegantemente, il viaggiare, la colta e ironica conversazione, il bere e la stessa vita errabonda...
Che non e poesia civile--anche se in alcuni momenti il Nostro sembrerebbe tentato di vestire i panni del tribuno--ma che ha in ogni caso una fortissima valenza politica.
Cristina FURNICA--"Grigore T Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy--Iasi, Romania, Faculty of Medicine, Departament of Morphofunctional Sciences I, adress: University street nr 16, Iasi, Romania; Forensic Medicine Institute, adress: Buna Vestire street nr 2, Iasi, e-mail cristinafurnica@yahoo.com
(68) In his Institutio oratoria, for instance, Quintilian remarks that orators "dress" (vestiuntur) things in "the habitus of words" (verborum habitu), while Cicero, in the De oratore, suggests that effective speakers must "dress" (vestire) or "adorn" (ornare) their material in "speech" (oratione).
Popa", Institute of Legal Medicine, Buna Vestire Street, 700455 Iasi, Romania.
(25.) "Decrevit Deus mortale hoc immortalitate vestire, et mortalem vitam in vitam aetemam transferre.
(1) L'idea che l'intera vita sociale debba svolgersi sotto il segno del travestimento si fa insistente proprio la dove essa assume il significato di una grande rappresentazione collettiva: "Chi nasce nella gran scena del mondo dovrebbe sapersi vestire di molti abiti, per potere in questa comedia rappresentare diversi personaggi" (241), osserva il Malvezzi nel Davide perseguitato del 1634.
5-6, who like Thomas Aquinas drew upon the conceit of Pope Innocent III (see the preceding note) equating the six jugs of wine at the biblical Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11) to the Six Corporal Works of Mercy, but then included the seventh work in his listing: "Ibi siquidem positae sunt sex hydriae, id est instituta sunt et perfectissime exercentur sex opera misericordi[a]e, quae sunt: pascere esurientem, potare sitientem, colligere hospitem, vestire nudum, visitare infirmum, adire incarceratum, et mortuum sepelire." Quoted in Didron (Aine), "Les Oeuvres de misericorde," 198 n.