robe

noun
\ ˈrōb \

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

According to the Royal Family, the original robe, made in 1841, was designed for the christening of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s first child who was also named Victoria. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Prince Louis Is Wearing the Exact Same Christening Outfit George and Charlotte Wore," 9 July 2018 Soon arriving is Robert Pattinson’s Samuel Alabaster, a stranger in town, who enlists Parson Henry (David Zellner) – the Monument Valley traveler, having inherited the pastor’s robe and Bible – to marry him and his fiancee, Penelope (Wasikowska). Jake Coyle, kansascity, "Robert Pattinson elevates the melancholy Western ‘Damsel’," 5 July 2018 The handful of delicates worn before the festivities begin—silk robes, chemises, camis, and so forth—also fall into this category. Glamour, "How to Shop for Bridal Lingerie That Feels Cool, Not Corny," 29 June 2018 For nearly 40 years, Cut Ups has designed, sewed, knitted and crocheted all manner of tote bags, blankets, quilts, toys, robes, hats and stuffed animals, and donated them to Sacramento-area people in need. Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Local charity needs a new place to sew – for $250 a month," 7 June 2018 His decisions echo today, particularly his 1936 decree banning women from wearing long, flowing black robes known as chadors. Fox News, "Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah," 25 Apr. 2018 The former First Lady’s proposal included a photo of the Obamas’ meet and greet with Kate and William’s first child, Prince George, at Kensington in 2016—an occasion for which the then 2-year-old prince donned an adorable mini white robe. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "The Obamas Are Already Planning a Pajama Party With the New Royal Baby," 24 Apr. 2018 Louis was dressed in a cream, frilly lace royal christening gown — a replica of the intricate robe made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841. BostonGlobe.com, "William and Kate’s third child, Prince Louis, christened," 9 July 2018 Then, of course, there’s the Internet-breaking violet floral robe Beyoncé wore to introduce her twins last summer in an Instagram photo that garnered more than 10 million likes. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Palomo Spain Returns to Madrid for Spring 2019—and Reveals a New, More Casual Direction," 9 July 2018

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

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More Definitions for robe

robe

noun

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

: 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 \

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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