Vestiary vs Vestiarian - What's the difference?

vestiary | vestiarian |


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.

vestiary

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) vestiarie, from (etyl) vestiarium, from .

Noun

(vestiaries)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms
    * (dressing room in a church) vestry, sacristy

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) vestiarius, from (vestis) as Etymology 1, above.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    * (pertaining to clothing) (l)

    vestiarian

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to a vestiary or vestments.
  • (Webster 1913)