Vesta: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ves'tu), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- 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.
- the third largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
- (l.c.)a short friction match with a wood or wax shank.
- a female given name.