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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vest /ˈvɛst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vest n.
 1. An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
 In state attended by her maiden train,
 Who bore the vests that holy rites require.   --Dryden.
 2. Any outer covering; array; garb.
 Not seldom clothed in radiant vest
 Deceitfully goes forth the morn.   --Wordsworth.
 3. Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
 Syn: -- Garment; vesture; dress; robe; vestment; waistcoat.
 Usage: -- Vest, Waistcoat. In England, the original word waistcoat is generally used for the body garment worn over the shirt and immediately under the coat. In the United States this garment is commonly called a vest, and the waistcoat is often improperly given to an under-garment.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vested; p. pr. & vb. n. Vesting.]
 1. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
    Came vested all in white, pure as her mind.   --Milton.
    With ether vested, and a purple sky.   --Dryden.
 2. To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death.
    Had I been vested with the monarch's power.   --Prior.
 3. To place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.
    Empire and dominion was [were] vested in him.   --Locke.
 4. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.  [R.]
 5. Law To clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in possession.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vest v. i. To come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat [syn: waistcoat]
      2: a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the
         body [syn: singlet, undershirt]
      v 1: provide with power and authority; "They vested the council
           with special rights" [syn: invest, enthrone] [ant: divest]
      2: place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a
         person or group of persons; "She vested her vast fortune
         in her two sons"
      3: become legally vested; "The property vests in the trustees"
      4: clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
      5: clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes [syn: robe]