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Definition of Vestige

Vestige Ves"tige, n. [F., from L. vestigium footprint, trace, sign; the last part (-stigium) is probably akin to E. sty, v. i. Cf. Investigate.] The mark of the foot left on the earth; a track or footstep; a trace; a sign; hence, a faint mark or visible sign left by something which is lost, or has perished, or is no longer present; remains; as, the vestiges of ancient magnificence in Palmyra; vestiges of former population. What vestiges of liberty or property have they left? --Burke. Ridicule has followed the vestiges of Truth, but never usurped her place. --Landor. Syn: Trace; mark; sign; token. Usage: Vestige, Trace. These words agree in marking some indications of the past, but differ to some extent in their use and application. Vestige is used chiefly in a figurative sense, for the remains something long passed away; as, the vestiges of ancient times; vestiges of the creation. A trace is literally something drawn out in a line, and may be used in this its primary sense, or figuratively, to denote a sign or evidence left by something that has passed by, or ceased to exist. Vestige usually supposes some definite object of the past to be left behind; while a trace may be a mere indication that something has been present or is present; as, traces of former population; a trace of poison in a given substance.
Vestige Ves"tige, n. (Biol.) A small, degenerate, or imperfectly developed part or organ which has been more fully developed in some past generation.

Meaning of Vestige from wikipedia

- 'vestige' redirects here. for topics named using its plural, see vestiges. vestigiality refers to genetically determined structures or attributes
- vestiges of the natural history of creation is an 1844 work of speculative natural history and philosophy by robert chambers. published anonymously in
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- member of the resistance group vestige 4. the primary aim of the vestige operations was shipping sabotage, but the vestige 4 group never carried out ship
- the vestiges (traces) of the gallo-roman wall are the remains of a fortification, constructed in grenoble, france (formerly called cularo) at the end of
- series charmed shax, a demon in the ars goetia shax, a dungeons & dragons 'vestige', a quasi-deity based on the goetic demon. shax, a nickname for william
- circles. chambers was an early phrenologist and was the anonymous author of vestiges of the natural history of creation, which was so controversial that his