• WordNet 3.6
    • v vest clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
    • v vest clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
    • v vest become legally vested "The property vests in the trustees"
    • v 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"
    • v vest provide with power and authority "They vested the council with special rights"
    • n vest a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
    • n vest a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
    • Vest 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."
    • Vest Any outer covering; array; garb. "Not seldom clothed in radiant vest Deceitfully goes forth the morn."
    • Vest Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
    • Vest 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."
    • Vest (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.
    • Vest 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.""With ether vested , and a purple sky."
    • v. i Vest vĕst 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.
    • Vest To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.
    • Vest 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The orange things that crossing guards, construction and high way workers, etc. wear is called a retroreflective vest, or "International Orange".
    • n vest An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment.
    • n vest Figuratively, garment; dress; array; vesture.
    • n vest A body-garment for men's wear, at different times of distinct types Originally, a garment like a cassock, said by Pepys to have been adopted by Charles II. as the fashion for his court, and ridiculed by Louis XIV. of France, who put his servants into such vests.
    • n vest A body-garment of later times; especially, the waistcoat in the ordinary modern sense—that is, a short garment without sleeves, buttoning down the front, and having the back concealed by the coat.
    • n vest An outer garment, or part of such a garment, for women. Especially— A sort of jacket with or without sleeves, and known by many different names according to changing fashion: as, Breton vest, Oriental vest, etc.
    • n vest An undergarment knitted or woven on the stocking-loom. Vest and undervest are more common in England; undershirt in the United States.
    • vest To clothe with or as with a garment, vest, or vestment; robe; dress; cover, surround, or encompass closely.
    • vest To invest or clothe, as with authority; put in possession (of); endow; put more or less formally in occupation (of): followed by with.
    • vest To place or put in possession or at the disposal of; give or confer formally or legally an immediate fixed right of present or future possession, occupancy, or enjoyment of; commit to: followed by in.
    • vest To lay out, as money or capital; invest: as, to vest money in land. [Rare.] Imp. Dict.
    • vest To put on clothing or vestments.
    • vest To come or descend; devolve; take effect, as a title or right: with in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vest vest that which is put on as dress: a garment: a waistcoat: formerly a cassock-like garment: a kind of close jacket worn by women, an extra piece or trimming on the front of the bodice of a woman's gown, often V-shaped: a knitted or woven undergarment:
    • v.t Vest to clothe: to invest:
    • n Vest vest (arch.) a vestment
    • v.t Vest (law) to give fixed right of possession.-v.i. to descend or to take effect, as a right
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  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.”
  • Walter Benjamin
    “He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.”
  • John Maynard Keynes
    “It is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil.”
  • Lord Longford
    Lord Longford
    “The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Opinions have vested interests just as men have.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vestis, a garment, vesture; akin to Goth. wasti, and E. wear,: cf. F. veste,. See Wear to carry on the person, and cf. Divest Invest Travesty


In literature:

A young man's vest should always be kept buttoned in the presence of ladies.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
His vest was white, his mantle brown, as clear as they could be, And his songs were fairly bubbling o'er with melody and glee.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
The coat, pants, and vest were a neat gray, and proved to be an excellent fit.
"The Telegraph Boy" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Instantly he had torn open the vest and drawn out the envelope.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
We drilled eight miles to a railroad station and my vest buttons are tickling my backbone.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
One such was Senator Vest.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
Too many vested interests, sir!
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
So he had the money safely fastened in his inside vest pocket while he watched his cousin so oddly during the evening.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
He wore a loose sack coat, and a velvet vest.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
His vest was white, his mantle brown, as clear as they could be, And his songs were fairly bubbling o'er with melody and glee.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
He thrust a coat, a vest, and a pair of trousers through the door at the Wildcat.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Instantly he had torn open the vest and drawn out the envelope.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
He forgot all about the gold buckskin whincher being in the vest.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
He'd stop to hang up his coat and vest if he had to fight a mad bull.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I felt in my vest pocket and touched the little object with a feeling of secret satisfaction.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
Blythe wore no double-breasted vest; he wore no vest at all.
"Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He took out a cigarette and his fingers searched a vest-pocket for matches.
"Command" by William McFee
Put another in yer vest pocket; you'll be cryin' for 'em like a child afore ye get home.
"International Short Stories" by Various
By October 13 the new vests are made, and the King and the Duke of York try them on.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
The power of a corporation vests or rests in its members.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles

In poetry:

Attired in vest of gayest blue,
He came with lonely tread,
And silent as the beams that threw
Their pale light o'er her head.
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
And meeting with a ladyes vest,
Within the same myself I drest;
With silken robes and jewels rare,
I deckt me, as a ladye faire;
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
With maiden blush she softly said,
"O gentle huntsman, hast thou seen,
In deep Glenfinlas' moonlight glade,
A lovely maid in vest of green;
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
There's in the Vest a city pleasant
To vich King Bladud gev his name,
And in that city there's a Crescent
Vere dwelt a noble knight of fame.
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"Julia, thy bridal vest prepare;
Thy heavenly spouse expects thee; rise!"
The abbess cried.—"Oh, stay awhile,"
Julia with broken tones replies.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
There, faintly heard through whispering trees,
A mournful voice on Julia calls;
There, dimly seen, a blood-stained vest
Streams ghastly o'er the ivied walls.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie

In news:

Bikers should wear fluorescent vests.
And tournament sponsors have a vested interest in protecting themselves, which they do extremely well.
One luxe vest, two ways to wear it.
This video, by the makers of the vest, describes how it works.
The fit of a bullet resistant vest is critical.
Deputies provided with bullet proof vests.
Bullet -proof vest saves Detroit police officer in shootout.
Fund of Luzerne County buys bulletproof vests for officers.
A bulletproof vest is credited with saving the live of a Columbia Police Officer who was shot in the chest Wednesday morning.
Richland County police dogs gets bulletproof vests.
Bullet-proof vest saves Detroit police officer in shootout.
Leahy pushes for renewal of bulletproof vest program.
Three area police departments will receive federal grants to buy bulletproof vests.
Bulletproof Vest Saves Detroit Officer in Shootout.
S Department of Justice's Bulletproof Vest Partnership.

In science:

Puta, Departamentul de Matematic˘a, Universitatea de Vest, RO–1900 Timi¸soara, Romania.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems
This feature might seem, therefore, to vest this experiment with an essential quantum element.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Podkorytov, The asymptotic of a Fourier transform of a convex curve, Vest.
Convolution operators defined by singular measures on the motion group
Karasev, Rhombic version of genetic vocabulary based on complementary of encoding nucleotides, Vest.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
Le Anh Vu, Foliations Formed by Orbits of Maximal Dimension in the Co-adjoint Representation of a Class of Solvable Lie Groups, Vest.
The Geometry of K-Orbits of a Subclass of MD5-Groups and Foliations Formed by their Generic K-Orbits
Le Anh Vu, Foliations Formed by Orbits of Maximal Dimension in the Co-adjoint Representation of a Class of Solvable Lie Groups, Vest.
The Topology of Foliations Formed by the Generic K-Orbits of a Subclass of the Indecomposable MD5-Groups
The most relevant parts of this text refer to the bias present in seemingly objective judgements. For example, the trend towards predicting an outcome favourably due to the fact that the subject has a vested interest in the outcome (Armor and Taylor, 2000).
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
As for all big pro jects competing at this level, different scientific opinions, conflicting national priorities, and different vested interests, made for difficult and sometimes heated exchanges within the relevant committees and advisory groups.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
Baryshev, Yu. V., (1988) Conservation laws and equations of motion in the field gravitation theory, Vest.
The AGS experiments were initially focused on other ‘strange’ issues, and in particular many resources have been vested to seek strange nuclear matter.
Quo Vadis Strangeness? Strangeness - Open Questions
Univ. de Vest, Timi¸soara, 1998. , Lect¸ii de mecanic˘a teoretic˘a.
The conservation of mass-moment parameters
Kopylova, Solvable minimal transitive groups of permutations of degree pq . (Russian) Vests¯ıAkad.
On solvable minimally transitive permutation groups
Ngo Dak Tan, Minimal transitive permutation groups. (Russian) Vest¯ıAkad.
On solvable minimally transitive permutation groups
Podkorytov, Fejer means in the two-dimensional case, Vest.
Estimates of Lebesgue constants via Fourier transforms. Many dimensions