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 cries of hungry children fill the bazaar, where merchants in flowing robes and headscarves hawk scarce, overpriced goods to desperate parents. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "From ‘Aladdin’ to Galaxy’s Edge, how Hollywood interprets Arab culture," 14 June 2019 All the guests wore the iconic red robes and white bonnets from the show. Jenna Milliner-waddell, refinery29.com, "Kylie Jenner, A Big Handmaid’s Tale Fan, Threw A Gilead-Themed Birthday Party," 10 June 2019 At Black Rock’s May 26 launch party, guests dressed in an eclectic mix of traditional Senegalese robes, Western haute couture and African inspired designs, danced around the compound’s infinity pool, which appeared to drip right into the ocean. Annika Hammerschlag, Quartz Africa, "Obama’s portrait painter is making a bet on African artists with a Dakar residency program," 4 June 2019 What begins as a clip of Ed standing in a ballroom with a suit soon turns to the singer taking to the stage in a robe. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran Released The “I Don’t Care” Music Video," 17 May 2019 Some gentle spa music and a cushy robe is no match for years of digital dopamine-fiending. Carrie Battan, Harper's BAZAAR, "Escaping the Seduction of Your Smartphone," 26 July 2018 If a robe that appears to double as one of the softest blankets in the world is of interest to you, why not get it on sale? Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale 2018 Starts Today — Here's What to Shop," 23 May 2018 The exact robe Prince George has is finally back in stock AND on sale? Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "20 Things You'll Only Understand If You're the Cool Aunt," 21 July 2017 The background of the painting depicts a view of Salisbury Crags, which are a series of cliffs in nearby Holyrood Park, reports E!. The Queen finished off her look with a white dress underneath the robe and pearl drop earrings. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth II Has a Regal New Portrait in Scotland," 30 Nov. 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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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
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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