Vestiary vs Vestiarian - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between vestiary and vestiarian
is that vestiary
is pertaining to clothes or clothing while vestiarian
is of or pertaining to a vestiary or vestments.
As a noun vestiary
is a dressing room or storeroom for clothes, especially in a church or other religious house.
From (etyl) vestiarie, from (etyl) vestiarium, from .
A dressing room or storeroom for clothes, especially in a church or other religious house.
*1829 , Walter Scott, Anne of Geierstein :
*:Here a novice appeared from the vestiary of the chapel at his call, and received commands to enquire at the hamlet whether Philipson's bales, with the horse which transported them, had been left there, or ferried over along with his son.
*1998 , Catherine M Odell, Faustina , p. 75:
*:They often had her return to the vestiary for different items two or three times before they were satisfied with what she brought them.
* (dressing room in a church) vestry, sacristy
From (etyl) vestiarius, from (vestis) as Etymology 1, above.
Pertaining to clothes or clothing.
*1981 , Harold Osborne, The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Art :
*:In 1964 she initiated ‘vestiary ’ sculpture made of soft materials and designed to be worn by the spectators [...].
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 39:
- The Professor was left to stare into the depths of his ancient hat, as if it were a vestiary expression of his present situation.
* (pertaining to clothing) (l)
Of or pertaining to a vestiary or vestments.