noun \ˈrōb\

: a long, loose piece of clothing that is worn on top of other clothes to show that someone has a high rank or an important job

: a loose piece of clothing that wraps around your body and that you wear before or after bathing, swimming, etc., or while resting at home

Full Definition of ROBE

a :  a long flowing outer garment; especially :  one used for ceremonial occasions or as a symbol of office or profession
b :  a loose garment (as a bathrobe) for informal wear especially at home
:  covering, mantle <peaks on the axis of the range in their robes of snow and light — John Muir>
:  a covering of pelts or fabric for the lower body used while driving or at outdoor events

Examples of ROBE

  1. The priest wore a purple robe.
  2. <with the coming of spring the hills will once again don their robes of green>

Origin of ROBE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, booty, clothing, robe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with ROBE



Definition of ROBE

transitive verb
:  to clothe or cover with or as if with a robe
intransitive verb
:  to put on a robe
:  dress

Examples of ROBE

  1. <robed the queen in her ceremonial garments>

First Known Use of ROBE

14th century


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