"Giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel." 1 Peter iii. 7. "You are the weaker vessel."
(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,Dryden.
Who bore the vests that holy rites require.
2. Any outer covering; array; garb.
Not seldom clothed in radiant vestWordsworth.
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
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. Bouvier.