. See under Acoustic.Weaker vessel, a woman; — now applied humorously. "Giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel." 1 Peter iii. 7. "You are the weaker vessel." Shak.

(Ves"sel), v. t. To put into a vessel. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ves"sel*ful) n.; pl. Vesselfuls As much as a vessel will hold; enough to fill a vessel.

(Ves"ses Ves"sets) n. A kind of worsted; also, a worsted cloth. [Prov. Eng.]

(Ves"sic*non Ves"sig*non) n. [F. vessigon, fr. L. vesica a bladder, blister.] (Far.) A soft swelling on a horse's leg; a windgall.

(Vest) n. [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.]

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.

2. Any outer covering; array; garb.

Not seldom clothed in radiant vest
Deceitfully goes forth the morn.

3. Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.

Syn. — Garment; vesture; dress; robe; vestment; waistcoat. — 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.

(Vest), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vested; p. pr. & vb. n. Vesting.] [Cf. L. vestire, vestitum, OF. vestir, F. vêtir. See Vest, n.]

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.

With ether vested, and a purple sky.

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.

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.

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. Bouvier.

Acoustic vessels

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