Definitions for roberoʊb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roberoʊb(n.; v.)robed, rob•ing.

  1. (n.)a long, loose or flowing garment worn as ceremonial or official dress.

    Category: Clothing

  2. any loose informal garment, as a bathrobe.

    Category: Clothing

  3. a woman's gown or dress, esp. of an elaborate kind.

    Category: Clothing

  4. robes, apparel; dress; costume.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a piece of fur, knitted work, etc., used as a blanket or wrap.

    Category: Clothing

  6. (v.t.)to clothe or invest with a robe or robes; dress; array.

    Category: Clothing

  7. (v.i.)to put on a robe or robes.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of robe:

1225–75; ME < OF: orig., spoil, booty < Gmc (akin to rob )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. robe(noun)

    any loose flowing garment

  2. gown, robe(verb)

    outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions

  3. vest, robe(verb)

    clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes

  4. clothe, cloak, drape, robe(verb)

    cover as if with clothing

    "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. robe(noun)ʊb

    a bathrobe

    She put on her robe.

  2. robeʊb

    a long piece of clothing worn by priests, judges, etc.

    a judge's black robe

Wiktionary

  1. robe(Noun)

    A long loose outer garment, often signifying honorary stature.

  2. robe(Verb)

    To clothe someone in a robe.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robe(verb)

    an outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank, office, or the like

  2. Robe(verb)

    a skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap

  3. Robe(verb)

    to invest with a robe or robes; to dress; to array; as, fields robed with green

Freebase

  1. Robe

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

robe(noun)

(often in plural) a long, loose piece of clothing

Many Arabs still wear robes; a baby's christening-robe.

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