Vestige

Vestige

/ˈvɛstɪdʒ/
noun, singular
plural – vestiges

Derived forms
adj. vestigial

Definition

1. A trace amount of something.
2. Barely visible print or mark. Something which once was, but has perished since and is no longer present.
3. (in medicine) A vestigial organ – an organ that is incomplete or undeveloped.

Synonyms

remains, memory, trace, residue, remnant, antique, memento, echo

Antonyms

abundance, plethora, excess

Word origin

The word derived from French ‘vestige’ which in turn was formed from Latin ‘vestigium,’ meaning footprint.

Note

Vestige is commonly used to refer to something which is no longer present. Unlike trace or track, which suggest there is still a tangible remnant left to be found.

Examples of sentences containing ‘vestige’