There are 2 definitions of vesta in English:


Syllabification: ves·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈvestə


chiefly historical
A short wooden or wax match.
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  • Charles took a candle from its sconce and lit it with a match from his gold vesta case. ‘These are some of my ancestors,’ he explained, holding the candle towards the wall.
  • Francesca tugged open the drawer of the faded mahogany sideboard and retrieved from it a small silver vesta case.


mid 19th century: from the name of the goddess Vesta.

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There are 2 definitions of vesta in English:


Syllabification: Ves·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈvestə
1 Roman Mythology The goddess of the hearth and household. Her temple in Rome contained no image but a fire that was kept constantly burning and was tended by the Vestal Virgins.
2 Astronomy An asteroid discovered in 1807. It is the brightest asteroid as well as the third largest, with a diameter of 311 miles (501 km).

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