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 The selection includes everything from Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, to magical wands, and personalized robes. Joseph Neese, House Beautiful, "Attention Muggles! The First-Ever Harry Potter Flagship Store Is Coming to NYC This Summer," 11 Jan. 2020 The former strongman appeared in the defendant's cage on Saturday wearing a traditional white robe and turban. Arkansas Online, "Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption," 14 Dec. 2019 The former strongman appeared in the defendant’s cage on Saturday wearing a traditional white robe and turban. SFChronicle.com, "Ex-Sudan strongman sentenced to 2 years for corruption," 14 Dec. 2019 The ex-president appeared in the defendant's cage wearing a traditional white robe and turban. NBC News, "Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption," 14 Dec. 2019 Several hundred idealistic young people, hungry for spiritual direction, flocked to the guidance of the long-haired, bearded preacher who wore a white robe and had mesmerizing green eyes. David Owens, courant.com, "Brother Julius follower pleads no contest in killing, dismemberment of cult’s ‘chief apostle’," 21 Nov. 2019 Wearing a fluffy white robe and speaking to her phone's camera, Witherspoon details her five-step process. Neha Prakash, Allure, "Reese Witherspoon Shares Her $293 Nighttime Skin-Care Routine," 4 Oct. 2019 While the theme song used by The Undertaker, Robles’ favorite wrestler, played, an Angels staff member stood in the public address announcer’s booth wearing a hooded black robe and a white horse mask. Maria Torres, Los Angeles Times, "Mets castoff Hansel Robles, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, exceeds Angels’ expectations," 16 Sep. 2019 As a member of the Roman Catholic brotherhood, Tabichi wore a plain floor-length brown robe to receive the award presented by Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1M teacher prize," 25 Mar. 2019

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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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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Robe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robe. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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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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