Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- of or sacred to Vesta
- of the vestal virgins
- chaste; pure
- vestal virgin
- a chaste woman; specif., a virgin
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- Roman Mythology a. Of or relating to Vesta.b. Relating to or characteristic of the vestal virgins.
- Chaste; pure.
- Roman Mythology A vestal virgin.
- A woman who is a virgin.
- A nun.