Vestry vs Vestiary - What's the difference?

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Vestry is a synonym of vestiary.


As nouns the difference between vestry and vestiary

is that vestry is a room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy while vestiary is a dressing room or storeroom for clothes, especially in a church or other religious house.

As an adjective vestiary is

pertaining to clothes or clothing.

vestry

English

Noun

(vestries)
  • A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
  • The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry .
  • A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
  • The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.
  • See also

    * vestryman

    Anagrams

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    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)