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Meaning of Vesta

Ves•ta

Pronunciation: (ves'tu), [key]
— n.
  1. the ancient Roman goddess of the hearth, worshiped in a temple containing an altar on which a sacred fire was kept burning by the vestal virgins: identified with the Greek Hestia.
  2. the third largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
  3. (l.c.)a short friction match with a wood or wax shank.
  4. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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