Raiment vs Vesture - What's the difference?
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.
(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
, 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
, 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...
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.
(archaic) To clothe.