Definition of vestige:
- A small, degenerate, or imperfectly developed part or organ which has been more fully developed in some past generation.
- 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.
phantasm, sign, shade, tint, mark, footprint, tail, ghost, footstep, leftover, phantasma, memorial, fantasm, token, MARKS, relic, phantom, tincture, apparition, remains, dark, touch, tone, tracing, track, shadower, trail, hint, shadow, scrap, footmark, impression, suggestion, trace, darkness.
Gaze where we might, nothing could be seen except one huge marsh covered with tall reeds; not a house nor a vestige of human industry could be discovered; and even of trees there were but a few growing upon the banks of the creek.- "The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815", G. R. Gleig.
Since her departure from that port there has not been the slightest trace of the vessel, and long continued and vigilant search of the entire region proved utterly futile, as not a vestige of wreckage has been discovered.- "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.
- "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.