Vest vs. Waistcoat

Vest vs. Waistcoat — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Vest and Waistcoat

Vestnoun

A sleeveless garment, often having buttons down the front, worn usually over a shirt or blouse and sometimes as part of a three-piece suit.

Waistcoatnoun

A garment formerly worn by men under a doublet.

Vestnoun

A waist-length, sleeveless garment worn for protection

a warm down vest.a bulletproof vest.

Waistcoatnoun

Chiefly British A short, sleeveless, collarless garment worn especially over a shirt and often under a suit jacket; a vest.

Vestnoun

A fabric trim worn to fill in the neckline of a woman's garment; a vestee.

Waistcoatnoun

An ornamental garment worn under a doublet.

Vestnoun

Chiefly British An undershirt.

Waistcoatnoun

A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket.

Vestnoun

(Obsolete) An ecclesiastical vestment.

Waistcoatnoun

a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

Vestverb

To place (authority, property, or rights, for example) in the control of a person or group, especially to give someone an immediate right to present or future possession or enjoyment of (an estate, for example). Used with in

vested his estate in his daughter.

Vestverb

To invest or endow (a person or group) with something, such as power or rights. Used with with

vested the council with broad powers.vests its employees with full pension rights after five years of service.

Vestverb

To clothe or robe, as in ecclesiastical vestments.

Vestverb

To become legally vested

stock options that vest after the second year of employment.

Vestverb

To dress oneself, especially in ecclesiastical vestments.

Vestnoun

A loose robe or outer garment worn historically by men in Arab or Middle Eastern countries.

Vestnoun

A sleeveless garment that buttons down the front, worn over a shirt, and often as part of a suit; a waistcoat.

Vestnoun

(British) A sleeveless garment, often with a low-cut neck, usually worn under a shirt or blouse.

Vestnoun

A sleeveless top, typically with identifying colours or logos, worn by an athlete or member of a sports team.

Vestnoun

Any sleeveless outer garment, often for a purpose such as identification, safety, or storage.

Vestnoun

A vestment.

Vestnoun

Clothing generally; array; garb.

Vestverb

To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.

Vestverb

To clothe with authority, power, etc.; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; followed by with and the thing conferred.

to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death

Vestverb

To place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; with in before the possessor.

The power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.

Vestverb

(obsolete) To invest; to put.

to vest money in goods, land, or houses

Vestverb

(legal) To clothe with possession; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of.

to vest a person with an estatean estate is vested in possession

Vestverb

(commonly used of financial arrangements) To become vested, to become permanent.

My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.

Vestnoun

a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

Vestnoun

a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

Vestverb

provide with power and authority;

They vested the council with special rights

Vestverb

place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons;

She vested her vast fortune in her two sons

Vestverb

become legally vested;

The property vests in the trustees

Vestverb

clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

Vestverb

clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes