Middle English, from Old French vesteure, from Vulgar Latin vestitura (“clothing”), from Latin vestitus, perfect passive participle of vestiō (“to clothe”), from vestis (“garment”).
vesture (plural vestures)
- A covering of or like clothing.
- 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 16
- His broad-brim was placed beside him; his legs were stiffly crossed; his drab vesture was buttoned up to his chin; and spectacles on nose, he seemed absorbed in reading from a ponderous volume.
vesture (third-person singular simple present vestures, present participle vesturing, simple past and past participle vestured)
- (archaic) To clothe.