Translation of vest in Spanish:


chaleco, n.

Pronunciation /vɛst//vɛst/


  • 1US

    chaleco masculine
    before noun vest pocket bolsillo del chaleco masculine
    • A traditional tuxedo is worn with a bow tie and a vest or cummerbund.
    • After a couple of outfits, Sara decided on a sleeveless leather vest and a loose wrap skirt and broad belt.
    • In order to stay cool, Harris recommends that workers wear an undershirt beneath the vest.
    • She quickly changed into her uniform, which consisted of a white blouse, a short gray pleated skirt and a vest, and a matching gray jacket.
    • Fran was wearing long sleeves and a vest, which covered her muscles.
    • He pulled a notepad from his vest pocket, and flipped it open.
    • Instead of a stage and chairs, I found a bounty of discarded hats, sweaters, shirts, vests, pants, wigs, and costume apparel covering the floor and hanging on coat hooks.
    • Dad's knitted vest will have to be finished next week.
    • He settled on a conservative gray jacket with a darker vest beneath it.
    • He was very recognisable by the exotic and flamboyant clothing he wore - a deep red vest without sleeves with a clashing orange shirt underneath.
    • Men in urban areas wear a felt or fur-trimmed hat, a short vest with sleeves, trousers, and a robe.
    • The only decent thing he wore was the sturdy red vest, almost a sleeveless jacket, with black embroidery at the neck and arm holes.
    • This pattern gives you two unique looks in one sporty vest or jacket.
    • He was dressed in a loose shirt, a vest, trousers and brown boots.
    • We found a vintage clothing store, and I bought a vest that I will no longer wear.
    • It consisted of a plaid, pleated skirt, a white blouse, a sweater vest, and a blazer, as well as a tie, and knee highs.
    • He put on one each of the vests, jackets and sunglasses, removing his own jacket to do so.
    • Altair reached into his vest pocket and pulled out a stained, frayed handkerchief.
    • Above the navy skirt, she wore a white collared, long-sleeved blouse and matching blue knit sweater vest.
    • Men typically wore trousers and a tailored shirt under a vest or coat.
  • 2British

    camiseta feminine
    • She drifts on stage dressed in high-street chic: faded denim and a tracksuit top, which she slips off to reveal a pink camisole vest.
    • Detectives have appealed for information about a male jogger wearing a blue vest and black tracksuit seen running in the area.
    • He wore a beige shirt and trousers and a white vest under his shirt.
    • Val changed into her dress with the discreet vest underneath.
    • I wore identical stuff to the first audition - faded jeans and a black vest.
    • This week, many of the women are seemingly bra-less, or wearing strapless tops, vests, etc.
    • After he dropped the bomb, soldiers ordered him to take off his vest and jeans, to ensure he had no other weapons on him.
    • The following items are needed: Warm socks, vests, underwear, toiletries Christmas cakes, boxes of biscuits, sweets, warm underclothing for men and warm blankets.
    • He had short black hair and wore a black vest, dark jeans, and a long gold necklace with a pendant.
    • The appeal is now in its final week and priority should be given to the gift donation of vests, warm undergarments, toiletries and socks.
    • The major contributions include vests, warm undergarments, warm socks and toiletries.
    • I stripped off my dress and pulled on a pair of pyjama bottoms and a vest, before climbing into bed.
    • They go with everything, look good with a sun tan, can be used as vests under shirts if the weather turns cold and can be slipped on over a swimming costume if the sun gets too strong.
    • She wears a sparkly top, not a boyish vest, with her jeans.
    • Another wore Bermuda shorts, a vest and sunglasses, and rode a surfboard just a few streets away from Wall Street.
    • Keep your outfit neutral but use colour in a top, vest or camisole or with a fabulous scarf or chiffon shawl.
    • Eight vests, six stretchsuits, two cardigans, and one shawl or all-in-one coat are the bare essentials.
    • Either way, the revolution that is Secret Support will doubtless make life so much easier and is available in a range of vests, bodies and t-shirts in a variety of colours and fabrics.
    • His children, two young girls, are running in and out of the spray in vests and knickers.
    • The more knowledgeable spectators in the crowd were able to pick out each club runner by the colour of his vest, almost the athletic version of train-spotting.

transitive verb


  • 1

    to vest sb with sth investir a algn de/con algo formal
    • he was vested with special powers fue investido de / con poderes especiales
    • At every scale, organizations were vested with the power to prevent smaller scales from forming and thus distributing power.
    • There will be a transformation in this country, and if this is to happen, ‘villagers should be vested with power’.
    • Instead, the tribunal was vested with essentially unlimited authority to establish the parameters for its existence and for the prosecution of cases before it.
    • It decided on all political and economic matters and was vested with the fullest possible powers.
    • Because my theory is that individuals are vested with enormous powers that tend to threaten the state.
    • Once vested with the power to overrule precedent, he will.
    • With such responsibility, council members have been vested with authority to do their job effectively.
    • There has to be a system like football and hockey where the umpire is vested with the authority to warn a player according to the nature of the offence.
    • Members of the clergy are vested with veto power over names of infants.
    • During inauguration, the president is vested with the power and authority of the office.
    • The only un-democratic branch in all of this was judiciary, which was thus vested with no actual power.
    • Those vested with governing power have a natural inbuilt reluctance to accept restrictions on the exercise of their authority.
    • The tribunals should be vested with summary powers.
    • Should this court come into existence, it will be vested with the power to try ‘serious violations of the law of war,’ whether committed during international or internal armed conflict.
    • His strong sense that he alone is vested with the authority to steer the country's economy was also apparent.
    • Although I have been vested with the power to decide whom I want to elect as my leader, there is no harm in getting other people's opinion; after all two heads are better than one!
    • They have been vested with the authority to hand over the offenders to the police.
    • In Germany, France, and Switzerland, the public sector was vested with this authority.
    • The Constitution vests the people with the right to assembly and demonstration.
    • The civic bodies must be given the task of local distribution and could also be vested with the powers to award the local distribution contracts, provided there is a foolproof mechanism for quality control.
    • That is, there are occasions when a body is vested with a power for one purpose but seeks to use this power for some other purpose.
  • 2

    to vest sth in sb conferirle algo a algn
    • the authority vested in a judge la autoridad conferida a un juez
    • What it has actually done is very simple: it has taken the beaches from the control of local communities and local authorities and vested it in the Minister of Conservation.
    • An Arab diplomat, going further, said Arab countries would oppose vesting any authority in the Governing Council.
    • The Conservative party has always vested great authority in its leader and restricted participation in selection.
    • In English Common Law, ownership of land is still vested only in the Crown.
    • It might be thought that the easiest way to give shareholders control over management would be to vest the management powers in them.
    • Article II vested the executive power of the federal government in a president and vice president, both elected for four-year terms by specially chosen electors.
    • At the same time, this is not a top-down, bureaucratic management by fiat: authority here is vested not in any single individual, but rather in the deliberative group itself.
    • Extensive powers were vested into the hands of the President who headed the executive branch of government.
    • The Framers vested control in copyrighted works in ‘authors,’ in the sense of individual creators - not industry or publishers or the government.
    • Those political philosophies and religions that vest supreme authority in the individual are far more difficult to organize than those that can evoke some higher power.
    • He is the rightful representative of the people of Florida and he is the chief executive, in whom the power is vested to execute the law and protect the rights of citizens.
    • To vest the powers of state in one man or council is to reduce the independence of both the sovereign and the subject.
    • They apparently went back and forth between vesting the appointment power between the Executive or in the Senate.
    • That Article exclusively vests the ‘judicial power of the United States’ in such courts.
    • This is a much more precise and exacting standard than just suggesting that a person or body in whom a discretionary power is vested must exercise that power reasonably.
    • But even they vested managerial control over land largely in male relatives.
    • The Justice Department argued that the Constitution vests such authority exclusively in the president, and that it is not subject to judicial review.
    • We say that power must be vested solely in the right of Parliament and the Government.
    • In each case the woman is confronting the society's power, which is vested and expressed in one or possibly two men.
    • The trustee company then moved to vest the property of the trust in the children.
    • After deliberation, he and his council of officers decided to vest the supreme authority in a nominated assembly, initially for sixteen months.