Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /vest/

Translation of vest in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (waistcoat) (American English/inglés norteamericano) chaleco (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) vest pocket bolsillo (masculine) del chaleco
    Example sentences
    • He settled on a conservative gray jacket with a darker vest beneath it.
    • The only decent thing he wore was the sturdy red vest, almost a sleeveless jacket, with black embroidery at the neck and arm holes.
    • After a couple of outfits, Sara decided on a sleeveless leather vest and a loose wrap skirt and broad belt.
    1.2 (undergarment) (British English/inglés británico) camiseta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The appeal is now in its final week and priority should be given to the gift donation of vests, warm undergarments, toiletries and socks.
    • The major contributions include vests, warm undergarments, warm socks and toiletries.
    • They go with everything, look good with a sun tan, can be used as vests under shirts if the weather turns cold and can be slipped on over a swimming costume if the sun gets too strong.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [formal] to vest sb with sth investir* a algn de or con algo [formal] he was vested with special powers fue investido de or con poderes especiales [formal] to vest sth in sb conferirle* algo a algn the authority vested in a judge la autoridad conferida a un juez

Definition of vest in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day papista
papist …
Cultural fact of the day

A piñata is a hollow figure made of cardboard, or from a clay pot lined with colored paper. Filled with fruit, candy, toys, etc, and hung up at parties, people take turns to stand in front of them blindfolded and try to break them with a stick. They feature in Mexican posadas posada and in children's parties there, in Cuba and in Spain.