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 From classics like a monogrammed robe to a virtual party-in-a-box kit, find 39 of the best bridal shower gift ideas ahead. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "39 Bridal Shower Gifts She'll Actually Be Excited About," 30 July 2020 Inside there’s a woman in a red robe pouring herself a glass of water. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "The End Of The Old Guard Practically Promises A Sequel — Will Netflix Give Us One?," 13 July 2020 The toddler is featured in several photos, standing in front of a koi fish pond in an adorable spa robe in one and joining her mom in exploring the resort in another. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "Inside the Utah Resort where Kylie Jenner Vacationed: 'I Love It Here'," 9 July 2020 Van wore a simple black hunter's robe, with a glint of something gold pinned just above his heart. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Get a first look at Lore, the new novel from The Darkest Minds creator Alexandra Bracken," 8 July 2020 Buffalo Check Robe, which is a calf-length robe crafted from pure cotton broadcloth, is discounted from $118 to just $59. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy, offers up to 70 percent off select items," 8 July 2020 Her upcoming show will feature ancient and original robe patterns collaged with historical documents, demonstrating how Chilkat weaving records Indigenous history. Danielle Duclos, Anchorage Daily News, "Rasmuson Foundation announces 2020 award winners, gives top honor to Tlingit carver Wayne Price," 2 July 2020 Ono, floor-length robe for a dose of easy, comfortable glamour. Popular Science, "The coziest bathrobes for any occasion," 19 June 2020 That's when Damon, Kimmel's longtime partner in comedic feud, emerged from a bedroom in Kimmel's house wearing a robe and a mask, drink in hand. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Jimmy Kimmel announces a summer break from his show as Matt Damon crashes to say he isn't happy," 19 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Consider this ultra-cozy cotton terry cloth robe the Netflix & Chill version of the Little Black Dress. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "11 popular things to buy from Lands’ End," 1 June 2020

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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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5 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Robe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robe. Accessed 10 Aug. 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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