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 for Vesta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vesta \Ves"ta\ (v[e^]s"t[.a]), n. [L. Vesta, akin to Gr. "Esti`a
     Vesta, "esti`a the hearth of the house, and perhaps to Skr.
     ush to burn (see East), or perhaps to Skr. vas to dwell, and
     E. was.]
     1. (Rom. Myth.) One of the great divinities of the ancient
        Romans, identical with the Greek Hestia. She was a virgin,
        and the goddess of the hearth; hence, also, of the fire on
        it, and the family round it.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Astron.) An asteroid, or minor planet, discovered by
        Olbers in 1807.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A wax friction match. --Simmonds.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Vesta
      n 1: (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose
           flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek
           Hestia
      2: the brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "Vesta":
     Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ate,
     Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter,
     Despoina, Diana, Dionysus, Dis, Eros, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother,
     Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen,
     Hyperion, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur,
     Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore,
     Kronos, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras, Momus,
     Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Persephassa,
     Persephone, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Poseidon, Proserpina,
     Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Tellus, Venus, Vulcan, Zeus,
     lares and penates
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vesta, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    339
     Housing Units (2000): 142
     Land area (2000):     0.397308 sq. miles (1.029024 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.397308 sq. miles (1.029024 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            66982
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             44.507079 N, 95.415784 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     56292
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vesta, MN
      Vesta
  

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