robe

noun
\ ˈrōb \

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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Women dressed up in the red robes and bonnets during the first day of his confirmation hearings as well. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "The Most Powerful Signs From the #BelieveSurvivors Walkout and Kavanaugh Protests," 24 Sep. 2018 Bernstein juxtaposes a Street Chorus of disaffected people (the jeans and T-shirt crowd) with a formal chorus in robes and a boys’ choir. New York Times, "Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst?," 13 July 2018 On Wednesday, Davidson shared a photo of the two of them in Harry Potter robes. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "The Weird & Wonderful Pairing Of Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande," 1 June 2018 Like a wizard shorn of his robe, proximity diminished him. Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, "‘The Great War in America’ Review: A Country at War With Itself," 21 Dec. 2018 In the painting, the Queen wears her velvet green grand ceremonial robes, along with the Order of Thistle collar, featuring a pendant of St. Andrews (which is the highest order of chivalry in Scotland, according to The Cut). Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Queen Elizabeth Looks Amazingly Regal in Her New Royal Portrait," 2 Dec. 2018 Exotic Modern—that features some spectacular examples of Paul Poiret’s clothing, including his own princely dressing robe, displayed in the house itself, and French colonial-era art in the modern adjunct. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Makes the Most of His Trip to Tokyo for Valentino Pre-Fall—And Then Some," 2 Dec. 2018 On a bitter, gray Michigan morning in January, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina stood in her office, zipped up her robes over a pair of jeans and cowboy boots, and stepped through the door into Courtroom 5. Jason Schmidt, Glamour, "The Army of Women Who Took Down Larry Nassar," 30 Oct. 2018 Prepare to dust off your best dress robes and find your favorite magic wand because every single Harry Potter film is coming back to a movie theater near you. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Every "Harry Potter" Film Will Be Screened at Cinemark Theaters," 5 Aug. 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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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 \

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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