robe

noun
\ ˈrōb How to pronounce robe (audio) \

Definition of robe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a long flowing outer garment especially : one used for ceremonial occasions or as a symbol of office or profession
b : a loose garment (such as a bathrobe) for informal wear especially at home
2 : covering, mantle peaks on the axis of the range in their robes of snow and light— John Muir
3 : a covering of pelts or fabric for the lower body used while driving or at outdoor events

robe

verb
robed; robing

Definition of robe (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to clothe or cover with or as if with a robe

intransitive verb

1 : to put on a robe
2 : dress

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Examples of robe in a Sentence

Noun The priest wore a purple robe. with the coming of spring the hills will once again don their robes of green Verb robed the queen in her ceremonial garments
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Did Harry, indeed, officiate a wedding in nothing by a hotel robe and slippers? Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "31 Thoughts I Had While Spiraling Over Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde," 5 Jan. 2021 Deluxe loungewear sets come with top and bottom pieces, as well as extra pieces that may include a robe, slippers, or towels. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best loungewear for men," 19 Dec. 2020 From November 24 through November 30, take 25 percent off nearly anything on the site (some mattresses and mattress toppers are excluded), like this robe and slipper set, with the code TURKEY25. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Travelers: Sales at Arlo Skye, Outdoor Voices, Osprey, and More," 30 Nov. 2020 This luxuriously soft plush robe that only feels expensive. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "All the Nordstrom sales you’ll want to shop this Black Friday," 27 Nov. 2020 Long gone are the days of slipping into a robe and slippers and sipping lemon water in a lounge before a glorious spa treatment. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "16 Comfortable Slippers to Keep Your Feet Cozy All Winter Long," 3 Nov. 2020 Later, movie theaters placed cardboard cutout figures of the Supreme Court justice in lobbies so attendees could take selfies with their heads framed by her black robe and elaborate lace collar. Vanessa Friedman New York Times, Star Tribune, "RBG's ladylike collars were gauntlets thrown down each time she took the bench," 21 Sep. 2020 But once a judge takes off the black robe, the commission holds no power over them. John Simerman, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Judge Harry Cantrell to run out the clock on misconduct complaints: records," 14 Dec. 2020 And on a small note, the hanging loop doesn’t feel sturdy enough for the robe’s weight. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "This Weighted Robe Might Feel Like a Hug From an Actual Human," 14 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Consider this ultra-cozy cotton terry cloth robe the Netflix & Chill version of the Little Black Dress. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "11 popular things to buy from Lands’ End," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of robe

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for robe

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, booty, clothing, robe, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob

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Time Traveler for robe

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The first known use of robe was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Robe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robe. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for robe

robe

noun
How to pronounce robe (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of robe

: 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
chiefly US : 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

robe

noun
\ ˈrōb How to pronounce robe (audio) \

Kids Definition of robe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a long loose or flowing garment a judge's robe
2 : a loose garment worn especially after bathing or while relaxing at home

robe

verb
robed; robing

Kids Definition of robe (Entry 2 of 2)

: to dress especially in a robe

robe

noun

Legal Definition of robe

: the legal profession especially : the position of a judge usually used with the [his]…decision to decline the robe— H. B. Zobel

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