Definitions for togaˈtoʊ gə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

to•ga*ˈtoʊ gə(n.)(pl.)-gas, -gae

  1. (in ancient Rome) the traditional formal outer garment of white wool worn by freeborn men.

    Category: Antiquities

  2. a robe of office or other distinctive garment.

* (-jē, -gē)..

Origin of toga:

1590–1600; < L; akin to tegmen

to′gaed(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. toga(noun)

    a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome

Wiktionary

  1. toga(Noun)

    Loose outer garment worn by the citizens of Rome.

  2. toga(Noun)

    Loose wrap gown.

  3. Origin: From toga, from tegere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toga(noun)

    the loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was of undyed wool, except the border of the toga praetexta

Freebase

  1. Toga

    The toga, a distinctive garment of Ancient Rome, was a cloth of perhaps 20 ft in length which was wrapped around the body and was generally worn over a tunic. The toga was made of wool, and the tunic under it often was made of linen. After the 2nd century BC, the toga was a garment worn exclusively by men, and only Roman citizens were allowed to wear the toga. After this time, women were expected to wear the stola; to distinguish prostitutes from respectable women, prostitutes were required to wear the toga.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Toga

    an outer garment, usually of white wool like a large blanket, folded about the person in a variety of ways, but generally with the right arm free, thrown over the left shoulder, and hanging down the back; it was at once the badge of manhood and Roman citizenship.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

toga(noun)

the loose outer garment worn by a citizen of ancient Rome.

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