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Vest vs. Waistcoat

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Main Difference

The main difference between Vest and Waistcoat is that the Vest is a upper-body garment extending well below the waist, sometimes with sleeves in the 18th century, more often sleeveless and Waistcoat is a garment for the upper body, usually sleeveless, extending to near the waist.

Wikipedia
  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest (noun)

    A vestment.

  • Vest (noun)

    Clothing generally; array; garb.

  • Vest (verb)

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

  • Vest (verb)

    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"

  • Vest (verb)

    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."

  • Vest (verb)

    To invest; to put.

    "to vest money in goods, land, or houses"

  • Vest (verb)

    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 estate"

    "an estate is vested in possession"

  • Vest (verb)

    (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."

  • Waistcoat (noun)

    An ornamental garment worn under a doublet.

  • Waistcoat (noun)

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

Wiktionary
  • Vest (noun)

    An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.

  • Vest (noun)

    Any outer covering; array; garb.

  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vest

    To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.

  • Vest

    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 (verb)

    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.

  • Waistcoat (noun)

    A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest.

Webster Dictionary
  • Vest (noun)

    a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

  • Vest (noun)

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

  • Vest (verb)

    provide with power and authority;

    "They vested the council with special rights"

  • Vest (verb)

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

    "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"

  • Vest (verb)

    become legally vested;

    "The property vests in the trustees"

  • Vest (verb)

    clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

  • Vest (verb)

    clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

  • Waistcoat (noun)

    a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

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