any loose flowing garment
outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
clothe, cloak, drape, robe(verb)
cover as if with clothing
"the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.
To clothe someone in a robe.
Origin: From robe, roobe, from robe, robbe, reube, of origin, from Old , , from raubō, from reup-. Akin to roup , roubon , reaf, reafian. More at rob, reaf, reave.
an outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank, office, or the like
a skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap
to invest with a robe or robes; to dress; to array; as, fields robed with green
Origin: [F., fr. LL. rauba a gown, dress, garment; originally, booty, plunder. See Rob, v. t., and cf. Rubbish.]
A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe derives from Middle English robe, borrowed from Old French robe, itself taken from the Frankish word *rouba, and is related to the word rob. There are various types of robes, including: ⁕A gown worn as part of the academic regalia of faculty or students, especially for ceremonial occasions, such as a convocations, congregations or graduations. ⁕A gown worn as part of the attire of a judge or barrister. ⁕A wide variety of long, flowing religious dress including pulpit robes and the robes worn by various types of monks. ⁕A gown worn as part of the official dress of a peer or royalty. ⁕Any of several women's fashions, as robe d'anglaise, "robe de style". ⁕A gown worn in fantasy literature and role-playing games by wizards and other magical characters. ⁕An absorbent "bath robe" worn mostly after washing or swimming. ⁕One such example is a bathrobe, a garment made of terrycloth or another towel-like material and is typically worn at home after a bath or other activities where the wearer is nude to keep warm and/or preserve modesty in times of no immediate need to fully dress. See, for example, that worn by the fictional character Arthur Dent.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rōb, n. a gown or outer garment: a dress of dignity or state: a rich dress: a dressed skin: the largest and strongest tobacco-leaves: the early form of the chasuble.—v.t. to dress, clothe.—v.i. to assume official vestments.—ns. Robe′-de-cham′bre, a dressing-gown; Robe′-māk′er, a maker of official robes; Rob′ing, the act of putting on ceremonious apparel: a trimming on women's garments; Rob′ing-room, a room in which those wearing official robes, as lawyers, &c., put them on.—Master of the robes, an officer having the charge of the sovereign's robes; The robe, or The long robe, the legal profession. [Fr. robe, robbe; from Old High Ger. raup (Ger. raub), booty.]
Boer, bore, Ebro
The numerical value of robe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of robe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
My job is to bore you and let the hardness of your seat and the warmth of your robe prepare you for what is to come.
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.
We prefer to call it cheongsam -- not qipao, cheongsam means long robe in Cantonese and actually only became a common woman's wear after the May Fourth Movement( 1919), or the New Culture Movement.
Cheongsam means long robe in Cantonese and actually only became a common woman's wear after the May Fourth Movement( 1919), or the New Culture Movement, women started wearing men's long robes as a feminist statement and trend during that anti-Qing era.
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- toga, hàbitCatalan, Valencian
- dameselskabskjole, skrudDanish
- kuub, kleit, talaarEstonian
- لباس بلند و گشادPersian
- ròbScottish Gaelic
- köpeny, köntösHungarian
- abito, toga, vesteItalian
- vestimentum, vestisLatin
- халат, мантияRussian
- odežda, odora, одора, одеждаSerbo-Croatian
- rock, dräkt, talarSwedish
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