A wardrobe for storing clothes, e.g. of the king or in a monastery. [< Lat. vestiarium = a clothes' chest or cupboard] -

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  • Vestiary — Ves ti*a*ry, n. [L. vestiarium. See {Vestry}.] A wardrobe; a robing room; a vestry. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vestiary — Ves ti*a*ry, a. Pertaining to clothes, or vestments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vestiary — [ves′tē er΄ē] adj. [ME < OFr vestiairie: see VESTRY] Rare of clothes or vestments n. pl. vestiaries a supply room for clothing, as in a monastery …   English World dictionary

  • vestiary — 1. noun /ˈvɛstɪəɹi/ A dressing room or storeroom for clothes, especially in a church or other religious house. Here a novice appeared from the vestiary of the chapel at his call, and received commands to enquire at the hamlet whether Philipsons… …   Wiktionary

  • vestiary — noun Etymology: Middle English vestiarie, from Latin vestiarium more at vestry Date: 14th century 1. a room where clothing is kept 2. clothing, raiment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vestiary — /ves tee er ee/, adj. of or pertaining to garments or vestments. [1615 25; < ML vestiarius, equiv. to vesti(s) (see VEST) + arius ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • vestiary — [ vɛstɪəri] adjective literary relating to dress. noun (plural vestiaries) a room in a monastery in which clothes are kept. Origin ME (denoting a vestry): from OFr. vestiarie, from L. vestiarium (see vestry) …   English new terms dictionary

  • vestiary — ves·ti·ary …   English syllables

  • vestiary — ves•ti•ar•y [[t]ˈvɛs tiˌɛr i[/t]] adj. pertaining to garments or vestments • Etymology: 1615–25; < ML vestiārius, der. of L vesti(s) (see vest) …   From formal English to slang

  • vestiary — /ˈvɛstʃəri/ (say veschuhree) adjective of or relating to garments or dress. {Latin vestiārius} …   Australian English dictionary

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