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vestal of, pertaining to, or sacred to the Roman goddess Vesta. [4 definitions]
vestal virgin in ancient Rome, one of the six virgins who vowed to remain chaste and tended the fire in the temple of Vesta.
vested interest in law, a right that cannot be eliminated, such as a right to a future benefit. [3 definitions]
vestee a small decorative garment worn by women over the front. (Cf. dickey.)
vestiary of or pertaining to clothes or vestments. [2 definitions]
vestibule a small hall or passageway at the entrance to a building; foyer. [3 definitions]
vestige a visible trace or sign of something no longer present or existing. [2 definitions]
vestigial of, pertaining to, or being a vestige, esp. an anatomical one.
vestment clothing, esp. a robe or gown worn on official or ceremonial occasions. [2 definitions]
vest-pocket designed to fit into, or as if into, a vest pocket. [2 definitions]
vestry a church room or building in which clerical vestments are put on and in which these and other liturgical objects are stored; sacristy. [3 definitions]
vestryman in some churches, a male member of the vestry.
vestrywoman in some churches, a female member of the vestry.
Vesuvius an active volcano in southwestern Italy that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D.; Mount Vesuvius.
vet1 (informal) a shortened form of "veterinarian," a person trained and licensed to practice medicine on animals. [3 definitions]
vet2 (informal) shortened form of "veteran," a person who was formerly part of the armed forces, esp. during a war.
vetch any of various related climbing, twining legumes grown for forage, soil improvement, or food.
veteran a person who was formerly part of the armed forces, esp. during a war. [4 definitions]
Veterans Administration a U.S. federal agency that administers the laws governing benefits for veterans of the armed forces.
Veterans Day a holiday in the United States for commemorating all veterans of the armed forces, held on November 11 and formerly called Armistice Day.
veterinarian a person trained and licensed to practice medicine on animals; animal doctor.