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robe

noun \ ˈrōb \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of robe

1 a :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

Examples of robe in a Sentence

  1. The priest wore a purple robe.

  2. with the coming of spring the hills will once again don their robes of green

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Origin and Etymology of robe

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


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robe

verb

Definition of robe

robed; robing
transitive verb
:to clothe or cover with or as if with a robe
intransitive verb
1 :to put on a robe
2 :dress

Examples of robe in a Sentence

  1. robed the queen in her ceremonial garments

Recent Examples of robe from the Web

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First Known Use of robe

14th century


ROBE Defined for English Language Learners

robe

noun

Definition of robe for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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robe

noun \ ˈrōb \

Definition of robe for Students

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

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robe

verb

Definition of robe for Students

robed; robing
:to dress especially in a robe

Law Dictionary

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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