Definition of Vesta

1. Noun. (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia.

Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity



2. Noun. The brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered.
Generic synonyms: Asteroid
Derivative terms: Vestal

Definition of Vesta

1. n. One of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it.

2. n. One of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it.

Definition of Vesta

1. Proper noun. (Roman god) The Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Hestia. ¹

2. Proper noun. ( female given name) in occasional use. ¹

3. Proper noun. (astronomy) The fourth asteroid discovered. ¹

4. Noun. a short match, made of wood or wax ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vesta

1. a short friction match [n -S]

Medical Definition of Vesta

1. 1. One of the great divinities of the ancient Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin, and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on it, and the family round it. 2. An asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by Olbers in 1807. 3. A wax friction match. Origin: L. Vesta, akin to Gr. Vesta, the hearth of the house, and perhaps to Skr. Ush to burn (see East), or perhaps to Skr. Vas to dwell, and E. Was. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vesta

vessel element
vesseled
vesselful
vesselfuls
vessell
vessells
vessels
vessels of internal ear
vessels of vessels
vesselsful
vessignon
vest
vest-pocket
vest date
vest pocket
vesta
vestal
vestal virgin
vestales
vestally
vestals
vestas
vested
vested interest
vested interests
vested remainder
vested remainder subject to open
vested remainders
vested remainders subject to open
vestee

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