Raiment vs Vesture - What's the difference?

raiment | vesture |


As nouns the difference between raiment and vesture

is that raiment is (archaic|or|literary) clothing, garments, dress, material while vesture is a covering of or like clothing.

As a verb vesture is

(archaic) to clothe.

raiment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic, or, literary) Clothing, garments, dress, material.
  • * William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXII, 5,6.
  • ''For all that beauty that doth cover thee
    Is but the seemly raiment of my heart
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1866 , first = Algernon , last = Swinburne , authorlink = Algernon Swinburne , title = Aholibah , section = lines 11-12 , passage = Strange raiment clad thee like a bride,
    With silk to wear on hands and feet }}
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date = 2006-12-24 , title = The Courtier's Reply , first = PZ , last = Myers , authorlink = PZ Myers , site = , url = http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/12/the_courtiers_reply.php , accessdate = 2011-10-30 , passage = We have entire schools dedicated to writing learned treatises on the beauty of the Emperor's raiment, and every major newspaper runs a section dedicated to imperial fashion... }}

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    vesture

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A covering of or like clothing.
  • * 1851 ,
  • His broad-brim was placed beside him; his legs were stiffly crossed; his drab vesture was buttoned up to his chin; and spectacles on nose, he seemed absorbed in reading from a ponderous volume.

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (archaic) To clothe.