What does robe mean?

Definitions for roberoʊb

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

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"


  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

  4. Origin: [F., fr. LL. rauba a gown, dress, garment; originally, booty, plunder. See Rob, v. t., and cf. Rubbish.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Robe

    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.]

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Anagrams for robe »

  1. Boer, bore, Ebro

  2. Boer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.

  2. William H. McNeill:

    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.

  3. John Milton:

    Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.

  4. Daniel Angel:

    It was a monk's robe that was being hired out and had been hired out for fancy dress parties, not just (rented to) one person. I should think loads of people.

  5. Galina Baryshnikova:

    Her legs were moving, she had convulsions, her whole body was shaking, i put socks on her, then a robe, then a blanket, but she was shivering to such an extent, I ca n’t even describe it.

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