What does garb mean?

Definitions for garbgɑrb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word garb.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attire, garb, dress(verb)

    clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

    "formal attire"; "battle dress"

  2. dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel(verb)

    provide with clothes or put clothes on

    "Parents must feed and dress their child"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garb(noun)

    clothing in general

  2. Garb(noun)

    the whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge

  3. Garb(noun)

    costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century

  4. Garb(noun)

    external appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech

  5. Garb(noun)

    a sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified)

  6. Garb(verb)

    to clothe; array; deck

  7. Origin: [OF. garbe looks, countenance, grace, ornament, fr. OHG. garaw, garw, ornament, dress. akin to E. gear. See Gear, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garb

    gärb, n. fashion of dress: external appearance.—v.t. to clothe, array. [O. Fr. garbe—It. garbo, grace; of Teut. origin.]

  2. Garb

    gärb, n. a sheaf of grain, frequently used in heraldry. [O. Fr. garbe—Teut., as in Old High Ger. garba, a handful (Ger. garbe, Dut. garf).]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garb in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Byrd:

    I do question the motives of a deskbound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech.

  2. Bhartrihari:

    Man is an actor who plays various parts: First comes a boy, then out a lover starts; His garb is changed for, lo! a beggar?s rags; Then he?s a merchant with full money-bags; Anon, an aged sire, wrinkled and lean; At last Death drops the curtain on the scene.*

  3. Caleb Burns:

    Jared Kushner has done everything Jared Kushner’s required to do and more. Jared Kushner’s simply required to recuse Jared Kushner from any decision that would have a ‘ direct and predictable ’ impact on Jared Kushner financial holdings, they're cloaking political issues in legal garb. The transition team said Jared Kushner will work closely with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon to execute President-elect Trump’s agenda.

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