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American English: /vɛst/
British English: /vɛst/

Translation of vest in Spanish:


  • 1 (waistcoat) (US) (before noun) 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.
  • 2 (undergarment) (British)
    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

  • [formal]to vest somebody with something
    investir a alguien de or con algo [formal]
    he was vested with special powers
    fue investido de or con poderes especiales [formal]
    to vest something in somebody
    conferirle algo a alguien
    the authority vested in a judge
    la autoridad conferida a un juez
    Example sentences
    • Article II vested the executive power of the federal government in a president and vice president, both elected for four-year terms by specially chosen electors.
    • An Arab diplomat, going further, said Arab countries would oppose vesting any authority in the Governing Council.
    • He is the rightful representative of the people of Florida and he is the chief executive, in whom the power is vested to execute the law and protect the rights of citizens.
    Example sentences
    • During inauguration, the president is vested with the power and authority of the office.
    • Because my theory is that individuals are vested with enormous powers that tend to threaten the state.
    • The civic bodies must be given the task of local distribution and could also be vested with the powers to award the local distribution contracts, provided there is a foolproof mechanism for quality control.
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