Definition of vestiary in English:

vestiary

Syllabification: ves·ti·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈvestēˌerē
 
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adjective

literary
  • Of or relating to clothes or dress.
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    • But when we consider the recent popular comeback of the military look worn by people on the street in recent years, the same appropriation of vestiary sloganeering is in effect.
    • Unlike the other girls, whose only vestiary accommodation to the day's activities has been to sweep their hair out of the way with butterfly barrettes, Calloway sports a blue Derek Jeter jersey and her hair is done up in careful rows of tight braids that won't come down right after practice.
    • She often worked with non-rigid materials such as this, and in 1964 she initiated ‘vestiary’ sculpture, designed to be worn by the spectator.

noun (plural vestiaries)

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  • A room or building in a monastery or other large establishment in which clothes are kept.
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    • Hannover's attempts at halving the score would be for naught and the home side would go into the vestiaries down 2-0.
    • The size of the vestiary indicates the bath was more than a source of physical well-being but also a center of social interaction.
    • These baths contain the three classical sections of the Roman bath: the vestiary where patrons changed clothing before their bath and rested afterwards, and three rooms for cold, warm and hot water.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a vestry): from Old French vestiarie, from Latin vestiarium (see vestry).

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