Definition of vestige noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvestɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvestɪdʒ//
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  1. 1a small part of something that still exists after the rest of it has stopped existing synonym trace the last vestiges of the old colonial regime
  2. 2usually used in negative sentences, to say that not even a small amount of something exists There's not a vestige of truth in the rumour. His report offered not a vestige of comfort.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French, from Latin vestigium ‘footprint’.Extra examples He showed no vestige of remorse for his crime. I’m struggling to retain any vestige of belief in his innocence. The Supreme Court ruled that states had to remove all vestiges of past discrimination. The government has to remove any last vestiges of corruption.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vestige