: a sleeveless garment for the upper body usually worn over a shirt
: a protective usually sleeveless garment (such as a life preserver) that extends to the waist
: an insulated sleeveless waist-length garment often worn under or in place of a coat
chiefly British : a man's sleeveless undershirt
: a knitted undershirt for women
: a plain or decorative piece used to fill in the front neckline of a woman's outer garment (such as a blouse or dress)
vested; vesting; vests
: to grant or endow with a particular authority, right, or property
the plan vests workers with pension benefits after 10 years of service
: to place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority
especially : to give to a person a legally fixed immediate right of present or future enjoyment of (such as an estate)
: to put on garments or vestments
Verb “By the power vested in me by the state,” intoned the minister, “I now pronounce that you are married” vested the power to access their retirement accounts with their attorney
Recent Examples on the Web
NounAt the end of a six-week season, some of this gear is still in my vest. —M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 25 Apr. 2023 On April 10, two Nogales police officers shot and killed a 31-year-old man who police said was wielding two knives and wearing what appeared to be a bulletproof vest. —The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2023 Clark, dressed in a red, white and blue cowboy hat and vest, said the New York indictment will backfire. —Gary Fields, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2023 At first glance, in his navy pants and police vest, O’Rourke looks like the typical lawman. —oregonlive, 25 Mar. 2023 So far, many of the companies have kept things, including safety, close to the vest. —Brad Templeton, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 Duncanville does speed work in practice wearing a weight vest. —Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 22 Mar. 2023 Our Faves Get ready to retire your ankle-length puffer coat and swap in a mini puffer vest. —Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 23 Feb. 2023 The value is evident with this vest, which mimics human outerwear our team would be glad to own ourselves. —Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2023
VerbIn 2021 Jassy received a stock grant valued at more than $200 million tied to his promotion to CEO, with the shares vesting over 10 years. —Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2023 Isom, 59, made $3.6 million in stock awards, which vest over three years and gives the CEO incentive to drive performance over time. —Kyle Arnold, Dallas News, 31 Mar. 2023 Instead, that authority was vested in the ATC, but IndyStar found understaffing, poor oversight and lax enforcement allowed violence to fester at bars and clubs, even after multiple shootings and other problems. —Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2023 The Constitution vests appropriations with the legislature, not the executive branch. —Grace Segers, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2023 All would vest over the next three years. —David Koenig, chicagotribune.com, 8 Mar. 2021 Some employers let their matches fully vest within the first year or two of an employee’s tenure. —Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 13 Feb. 2023 See More
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