Definition of gown
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 : the body of students and faculty of a college or university rivalry between town and gown
Examples of gown in a Sentence
The bride wore a lovely lace wedding gown.
a shopping trip for the express purpose of finding the perfect gown for the wedding
Recent Examples of gown from the Web
Designer wedding gowns and wedding party dresses, veils and accessories are offered at substantial savings.
In the photo, Ferrara sports a black tux while his blushing bride dons a strapless white wedding gown and veil.
Security was tight at the hotel, where guests in long gowns and crisp suits began arriving around 5 p.m.
Calvillo didn't have the opportunity to graduate with her classmates at Hammond High School earlier this month, but the school's principal asked Hubbard to wear her daughter's cap and gown and accept an honorary diploma on her behalf, Hubbard said.
Applause thundered within the school gymnasium when 148 seniors across 11 different trades stood up in green and white gowns to recieve their diplomas.
The robot, wearing a cap and gown, needed human help to be lifted up the stairs and onto the graduation platform.
There was so many things to look forward to: seniority, senior prom, senior picnic, receiving our caps and gowns, and the list goes on.
Throw your graduation gown over your baseball uniform and accept your diploma.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
GOWN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of gown for Students
1 : a dress suitable for special occasions
2 : a loose robe graduation gown
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