gown

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noun \ˈgau̇n\

Definition of gown

  1. 1a :  a loose flowing outer garment formerly worn by menb :  a distinctive robe worn by a professional or academic personc :  a woman's dressd (1) :  dressing gown (2) :  nightgowne :  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 in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of gown

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


First Known Use: 14th century



GOWN Defined for English Language Learners

gown

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noun \ˈgau̇n\

Definition of gown for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


GOWN Defined for Kids

gown

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noun \ˈgau̇n\

Definition of gown for Students

  1. 1 :  a dress suitable for special occasions

  2. 2 :  a loose robe graduation gown



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