A warm down vest; a bulletproof vest.
Vested his estate in his daughter.
Vested the council with broad powers; vests its employees with full pension rights after five years of service.
Stock options that vest after the second year of employment.
To vest a court with power to try cases of life and death.
The power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.
To vest a person with an estate.
An estate is vested in possession.
My pension vests at the end of the month and then I can take it with me when I quit.
- to be reserved, secretive, etc.; keep (one's plans, thoughts, etc.) to oneself
- to take no risks; be cautious, conservative, etc.