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
And from the sparkling gown to the sleek, jet-black lob, Madame Tussauds definitely got all the details right.
Designer wedding gowns and wedding party dresses, veils and accessories are offered at substantial savings.
Mechanical Art Deco motifs gave a 1920s flair to black froufrou gowns that evoked the paintings of Robert Delaunay.
June, the month that just ended, a time of lawn parties and backyard weddings, of concerts and caps and gowns, and runs and walks and marches, and feasts and fests, turned out also to be a month in which hopes held up and rain did not come down.
In the photo, Ferrara sports a black tux while his blushing bride dons a strapless white wedding gown and veil.
The actress attended the Hollywood premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming in all-hot-pink-everything with a stunning draped custom gown by Ralph & Russo and matching heeled pumps.
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.
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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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