1. Clothing; apparel.
2. Something that covers or cloaks: hills in a vesture of mist.
tr.v. ves·tured, ves·tur·ing, ves·tures
To cover with vesture; clothe.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *vestītūra, from Latin vestītus, past participle of vestīre, to clothe, from vestis, garment; see VEST.]
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