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vesta 1

Syllabification: ves·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈvestə/

noun

chiefly historical
A short wooden or wax match.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with vesta

arrester, Avesta, Chester, contester, ester, Esther, fester, fiesta, Hester, investor, jester, Leicester, Lester, molester, Nestor, pester, polyester, protester, quester, semester, sequester, siesta, sou'wester, suggester, tester, trimester, zester

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Vesta 2 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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