en·​robe in-ˈrōb How to pronounce enrobe (audio)
enrobed; enrobing; enrobes

transitive verb

: to cover with or as if with a robe

Examples of enrobe in a Sentence

dreamed that one day she would be enrobed in satins and silks
Recent Examples on the Web It is decoratively enrobed in toile de Jouy—a nod to the motif that dressed the accessories counter in Christian Dior’s original boutique in 1947, and to Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has reimagined the pattern in various ways throughout her tenure at Dior. Town & Country, 11 June 2023 The individual scale insects are enrobed in fungal chambers which shield them from predators and the elements, though some are parasitized so the fungus can obtain nutrients. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 16 Mar. 2023 And the momos, like all the best dumplings, were pure comfort in a bite, the thick, chewy dough enrobing a pocket of savory, spicy ground lamb. Mara Severin | Eating Out, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Mar. 2023 For years the Warner Bros. film studio was run by Alan Horn, known a deft glad-hander of agents, actors, directors and the sensitive skin that can enrobe them. Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2020 That is key to his plan, announced in January, to enrobe the planet with 4,000 communications satellites — more than triple the number of satellites now in orbit — starting around 2020. W Wayt Gibbs, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2015 The idea of enrobing an entire room in one color may seem like the exact opposite of balance, but sticking to a monochromatic scheme can actually make for a minimalist look. Jessica Dailey, House Beautiful, 3 Apr. 2020 The whole thing is then enrobed in a bittersweet chocolate coating that has a nice candy-bar-like snap to it. Alex Pastron, Bon Appétit, 4 Feb. 2020 For a small living space or entryway, check out West Elm’s slim pop-up cone tree, which is enrobed in silver tinsel and trimmed with multicolored metallic dots. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of enrobe was in 1593

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“Enrobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrobe. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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