There are 2 definitions of Vesta in English:

Vesta

Line breaks: Vesta
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛstə
 
/
  • 1 Roman Mythology The goddess of the hearth and household. Her temple in Rome contained no image but a fire which was kept constantly burning and was tended by the Vestal Virgins.
  • 2 Astronomy Asteroid 4, discovered in 1807. It is the brightest asteroid and the third largest (diameter 501 km), and appears to consist of basaltic rock.

More definitions of Vesta

Definition of Vesta in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

There are 2 definitions of Vesta in English:

vesta

Line breaks: vesta
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛstə
 
/

noun

chiefly • historical
  • A short wooden or wax match.
    More 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.

More definitions of Vesta

Definition of vesta in: