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{adj: bulletproof} not penetrable by bullets
"bulletproof glass"
"bulletproof vest"

{adj: collegial} characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues
"collegial harmony"
"a tendency to turn from collegial to one-man management"- Merle Fainsod

{adj: three-piece} (of clothing) made in or consisting of three parts or pieces
"the standard three-piece business suit; jacket and trousers and vest"
<-> one-piece, two-piece

{adj: vested} fixed and absolute and without contingency
"a vested right"

{adv: snugly} fitting closely
"the vest fit snugly"

{n: bulletproof vest} a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet

{n: fob, watch chain, watch guard} short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest

{n: fob, watch pocket} a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch

{n: life jacket, life vest, cork jacket} life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design

{n: necktie, tie} neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
"he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"
"he wore a vest and tie"

{n: own right} by title vested in yourself or by virtue of qualifications that you have achieved
"a peer in his own right"
"a leading sports figure in his own right"
"a fine opera in its own right"

{n: singlet, vest, undershirt} a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body

{n: three-piece suit} a business suit consisting of a jacket and vest and trousers

{n: ultramontanism} (Roman Catholic Church) the policy that the absolute authority of the church should be vested in the pope

{n: vest pocket} a small pocket in a man's vest

{n: vest, waistcoat} a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat

{n: vested interest} (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another

{n: vested interest} groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit

{v: buoy, buoy up} keep afloat
"The life vest buoyed him up"

{v: invest, vest, enthrone} provide with power and authority
"They vested the council with special rights"
<-> divest

{v: vest, robe} clothe formally ; especially in ecclesiastical robes

{v: vest} become legally vested
"The property vests in the trustees"

{v: vest} clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments

{v: vest} place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
"She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"


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