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 sensuous bath products also come from nearby makers, and the cozy yet stylish robes invite lounging. Shana Clarke, Fortune, "Japan’s biggest wedding company wants to revamp the hotel business," 22 Jan. 2020 One of the victims was fourteen when Pereira told her to stop shaving her legs and wear the full-body robe. Alex Cuadros, Harper's magazine, "“My Gang Is Jesus”," 20 Jan. 2020 Both fighters watched McGregor’s victory from cageside, and Masvidal even tried to goad McGregor in curious fashion by wearing the same Versace robe that McGregor famously wore a few years ago to an open workout. Greg Beacham, BostonGlobe.com, "Conor McGregor holds all the UFC cards after comeback win," 19 Jan. 2020 After taking the oath, Titus’s family — his wife Marlene, daughter Emily, son Drew and his fiance, Miranda Kotidis — helped drape the black robe of the judiciary over his shoulders. Jon Kelvey, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Judge Titus takes a seat on the Carroll Circuit Court bench, again," 2 Dec. 2019 The robe also comes with a chance spar with a boxing bag held up by an assistant coach. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Rocky Mountain Showdown: Observations, standout performers from the first half at Mile High Stadium," 30 Aug. 2019 Two monogrammed robes, as well as two treatments and two massages at the award-winning on-site spa, are also part of the package. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "The Post Oak Hotel offers $20,000 romance package for Valentine's Day," 20 Jan. 2020 Two Wyoming high school students have reportedly been disciplined after showing up to school dressed in white robes, pointed hats and crosses, outfits reminiscent of the KKK. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Wyoming High School Students Disciplined After Dressing As KKK," 20 Dec. 2019 Each group was met by its guide in authentic costume, including a head covering and robe, reflecting the clothing of the time and place. cleveland, "‘Journey to Bethlehem’ at Westlake church transports visitors back in time," 16 Dec. 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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The first known use of robe was in the 13th century

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13 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Robe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robe?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=robe0001. Accessed 17 Feb. 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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