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gown

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noun \ˈgau̇n\

Simple Definition of gown

  • : a long, formal dress that a woman wears especially during a special event

  • : a loose piece of clothing that covers most of the body

  • : a loose piece of clothing that is worn over other clothes during an official event by a judge, a priest, a student, etc.

Full Definition of gown

  1. 1 a :  a loose flowing outer garment formerly worn by men b :  a distinctive robe worn by a professional or academic person c :  a woman's dress d (1) :  dressing gown (2) :  nightgown e :  a coverall worn in an operating room

  2. 2 :  the body of students and faculty of a college or university <rivalry between town and gown>

gown transitive verb

Examples of gown

  1. The bride wore a lovely lace wedding gown.

  2. <a shopping trip for the express purpose of finding the perfect gown for the wedding>



Origin of gown

Middle English, from Anglo-French gune, goune, from Late Latin gunna, a fur or leather garment


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with gown



GOWN Defined for Kids

gown

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noun \ˈgau̇n\

Definition of gown

  1. 1 :  a dress suitable for special occasions

  2. 2 :  a loose robe <graduation gown>





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