- Now Rare
- clothing; garments; apparel
- a covering; wrapper
- Law everything growing on land except trees, as grass or grain
Origin of vestureOld French from Vulgar Latin vestitura from Classical Latin vestire, to clothe: see vest
transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- Clothing; apparel.
- Something that covers or cloaks: hills in a vesture of mist.
transitive verbves·tured, ves·tur·ing, ves·tures
Origin of vestureMiddle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin vestītūra from Latin vestītus past participle of vestīre to clothe from vestis garment ; see vest .
(third-person singular simple present vestures, present participle vesturing, simple past and past participle vestured)
- (archaic) To clothe.
Middle English, from Old French vesteure, from Vulgar Latin vestitura (“clothing"), from Latin vestitus, perfect passive participle of vestiÅ (“to clothe"), from vestis (“garment").