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 fluffy white robes and bedside flashlights encourage anytime visits to the hot springs-fed tubs in the garden out back. Sara Lessley, latimes.com, "Experience hot springs and history on a weekend trip to Benton Hot Springs," 11 July 2019 The spa-like baths feature deep soaking tubs plus bath salts and candles, and premium amenities such as organic cotton robes and towels. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New businesses include hotels in Encinitas, Escondido," 11 July 2019 The European Court of Human Rights supported a French ban on burqas and other full-body robes in a 2014 ruling. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Australian Rugby Star’s Anti-Gay Post Exposes Fault Lines Over Religious Freedom," 30 June 2019 Kimono is the Japanese term for a loose-sleeved robe. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Kim Kardashian accused of cultural appropriation — again — over name of shapewear line," 26 June 2019 There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Heather Timmons, Quartz, "Update: All 18 women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct," 24 June 2019 Please tell me who could pull off a performance in a bra and robe better than Cardi B? Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Cardi B Had a Wardrobe Malfunction at Bonnaroo and Handled It Like a Pro," 17 June 2019 There were new frayed denim cutoff shorts, kimono tops and jackets (including a standout beaded kimono jacket with a degradé print), djellabas, tasseled ponchos and robes and lots of straw Western hats. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Starry Crowd Gathers in Malibu for Saint Laurent's Mick Jagger-Inspired Men's Show," 7 June 2019 Prince William strolled up to the ceremony, appropriately called the Thistle Ceremony, wearing matching robes with his grandmother and his aunt, Princess Anne. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Do You Think Prince William Looks Sexy in His Velvet Robes?," 6 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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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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