Meaning of vesture in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvɛstʃə/


mass noun literary
  • Clothing; dress.

    ‘a man garbed in ancient vesture’
    • ‘He was quite comfortable in presiding at the Lord's Supper in this vesture because it befit the ministry he had chosen.’
    • ‘The chance of seeing him take a backwards flip in full Sunday vesture was too dazzlingly promising.’
    • ‘In addition some suspected that liberals might find themselves in the dock for failing, contrary to church law, to wear proper church vesture such as cassock and surplice.’
    • ‘We became a robed choir, so we adopted the vesture of the traditional choir dress.’
    • ‘The various modes of his vesture are displayed, carefully dated, in a series of glass cases.’
    outfit, ensemble, suit


Middle English from Old French, based on Latin vestire ‘clothe’.